Thesaurus / hold down
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A mud-cap will hold down the force as well as a ton of rock.
THE MYSTERYSTEWART EDWARD WHITE AND SAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS
The wind, however, was so strong that 200 soldiers were unable to hold down the unwieldy craft, and it was torn from their hands.
THE MASTERY OF THE AIRWILLIAM J. CLAXTON
A forked stick was used to hold down her head (Kolenosky and Johnston 1967), and she offered no resistance (fig. 8).
No. 38 seemed to know that she was wanted to hold down my job, and quivered like a race horse at the finish.
"Better send someone to hold down the yard," he sharply advised.
FROM THE CAR BEHINDELEANOR M. INGRAM
The Dentist had no anæsthetics, but two or three of us were always on tap to volunteer to hold down the patient.
THE ROADJACK LONDON
France will hold down Germany, who just now claims to be our friend also.
THROUGH SCANDINAVIA TO MOSCOWWILLIAM SEYMOUR EDWARDS
"Oh, I've tried to hold down a good many respectable jobs," he scoffed.
FROM THE HOUSETOPSGEORGE BARR MCCUTCHEON
William Shakspeare did hold down his head, answering nought.
Some called on the Colonel to hold down the cap lower, so that Bob could reach it.

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