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synonyms for hold tongue

  • bottle up
  • choke
  • dry up
  • dummy up
  • fall silent
  • gag
  • hush
  • keep trap shut
  • muzzle
  • pipe down
  • quiet
  • quieten
  • quit chattering
  • shush
  • silence
  • soft pedal
  • still
  • stop talking
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antonyms for hold tongue

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  • speak
  • talk
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How to use hold tongue in a sentence

“Perhaps you do not speak my language,” she said in Urdu, the tongue most frequently heard in Upper India.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
He was too drowsy to hold the thought more than a moment in his mind, much less to reflect upon it.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Now first we shall want our pupil to understand, speak, read and write the mother tongue well.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
One adorable smile she gave him, and before he could advance to hold the door for her, she had opened it and passed out.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Not being sufficiently numerous to hold out the town as well as the Alamo, they retreated into the latter.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The flute and the psaltery make a sweet melody, but a pleasant tongue is above them both.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Each sentence came as if torn piecemeal from his unwilling tongue; short, jerky phrases, conceived in pain and delivered in agony.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
He was well set in the form of a man now, the months since his imprisonment having brought him much to fasten upon and hold.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
If the Turks get hold of a lot of fresh men and throw them upon us during the night,—perhaps they may knock us off into the sea.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HOLD TONGUE

  • bottle up
  • choke
  • dry up
  • dummy up
  • fall silent
  • gag
  • hold tongue
  • hush
  • keep trap shut
  • muzzle
  • pipe down
  • quiet
  • quieten
  • quit chattering
  • shush
  • silence
  • soft pedal
  • still
  • stop talking
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.