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synonyms for holds off

  • bit
  • bridle
  • check
  • control
  • curb
  • defer
  • delay
  • deny
  • forbear
  • hold down
  • hold in
  • inhibit
  • keep
  • keep back
  • keep out
  • postpone
  • prevent
  • put off
  • refrain
  • refuse
  • restrain
  • stop
  • suppress
  • withhold

antonyms for holds off

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  • let go
  • reveal
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How to use holds off in a sentence

A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The player to his right holds eight, the player to his left has only six—the right side wins, the left side loses.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
His nature was bold and fitted to command, and to him is due, in a large degree, the proud position the Midland holds to-day.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
He holds them with the air of a gentleman, comfortable and at ease in all respects, mentally and bodily.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
We have worked this out for all classes of tone—string, flute and diapason—and the law holds good in every instance.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
Dey's squar little towels what you holds in yer lap to wipe yer fingers on when you've done eatin'.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
His brain—the part where human reasoning holds normal sway—was dominated by the purely primitive instinct of flight.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
A different rule applies to a naked trustee who holds the title to the stock without any real interest in it.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
On the 29th we had completed our holds with wood and water and prepared to leave the harbour.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
On the steps lies the Spanish flag with a broken staff, and in her hand she holds on high the Philippine flag of freedom.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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