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Definition 1: hold back; keep from being perceived by others - [verb of perception]

Samples where hold in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She conceals her anger well

Synonyms for hold in in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of hold in ) hide from view

"The lids were occulting her eyes"

Samples where hold in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • moderate your alcohol intake
  • hold your tongue
  • hold your temper
  • control your anger

Synonyms for hold in in the sense of this definition

(hold in is a kind of ...) prevent the action or expression of

"hold back your anger" "keep your cool" "she struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays"

(... is a kind of hold in ) control the temperature with a thermostat

(... is a kind of hold in ) moderate or restrain; lessen the force of

"He bated his breath when talking about this affair" "capable of bating his enthusiasm"

(... is a kind of hold in ) check oneself during an action

"She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"

(... is a kind of hold in ) cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it

"train the vine"

(... is a kind of hold in ) deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure

"She denied herself wine and spirits"

(... is a kind of hold in ) hold within limits and control

"subdue one's appetites" "mortify the flesh"

(... is a kind of hold in ) restrain or discourage

"the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere"

(... is a kind of hold in ) bring under control by force or authority

"suppress a nascent uprising" "stamp down on littering" "conquer one's desires"

(... is a kind of hold in ) oppose or check by a counteraction

Definition 3: close in - [verb of stative]

Samples where hold in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • darkness enclosed him

Synonyms for hold in in the sense of this definition

(hold in is a kind of ...) contain or hold; have within

"The jar carries wine" "The canteen holds fresh water" "This can contains water"

(... is a kind of hold in ) form the boundary of; be contiguous to

(... is a kind of hold in ) enclose with banks, as for support or protection

"The river was embanked with a dyke"

(... is a kind of hold in ) enclose with rails

"rail in the old graves"

(... is a kind of hold in ) enclose or confine as if in a box

(... is a kind of hold in ) enclose in a frame, as of a picture

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