Synonyms for holding back
- hold down
- hold in
- keep back
- keep out
- put off
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOLDING BACK
Or, have you been holding back from Him, fearing He might make some changes in you or your plans?
There's something on your mind, and it's holding back your complete recovery.
You are always stirring up a fuss and holding back the game.
These are the men who are holding back the wheels of progress.
He was occupied in his cigar, and in holding back the pliant boughs.
Then, holding back from testimony is a snare into which some of you have fallen.
More like them, in the trenches, are holding back the Germans.
These cattlemen are holding back settlement for their own selfish purposes.
He interrupts himself, holding back the name—Helen Armstrong.
After just the right amount of holding back and objecting, Lopresto agreed.