Synonyms for held back
- hold down
- hold in
- keep back
- keep out
- put off
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HELD BACK
The cavalry were advancing in a field, but they were yet held back to a slow walk.
He held back a long time: "You who are so safe in good, why know evil?"
Yet just because she wanted to do it so much, she held back.
You held back and were cold often—perhaps too often—is it too late now?
Hackett had fought and held back the frog-guards only that they might escape.
He held back the undergrowth again and peered into the depths.
Hence they hesitated and held back; nor were their fears causeless.
Angela and Poppy accepted; Esther held back with shy reluctance.
But she held back, scared and astonished at the other's appearance.
Just then Matt stirred and tried to rise but was held back by Apple.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HELD BACK
- held back
- reined in