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hold back

a strap of the harness joining the breeching to the shaft, so that the horse can hold back the vehicle

hold back

[¦hōl ′bak]
(graphic arts)
In printing of photos, to shade certain portions of the image while printing.
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But I was trying to hold back the tears on the 18th green, looking up and seeing all my friends and family.
There s a 12 percent hold back so that if they don t deliver their final product to us we will hold back 12 percent of the contract.
Global Banking News-October 17, 2013--BNP says RBI could hold back rates(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.
Summary: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is still recommending Ukrainian citizens to hold back from travels to Libya since the unstable socio-political situation in the country, Foreign Affairs Minister Kostiantyn Hryschenko wrote on his page in the social network Twitter.
Summary: Ricky Gervais has revealed he will not hold back at this year's Golden Globes.
Fans have since questioned the police's decision to hold back the away supporters.
I can hold back my heart for half a year for one full year, for two, for
1 : to hold back <He forbore from hitting the bully back.
THE economic slowdown could hold back the progress of women in the workplace as employers come to see equality as a luxury, the chair of the Commons Business and Enterprise Committee has warned.
Even though he has told this story many times recently, Ed Wiley still struggles to hold back tears as he talks.
Gable missed a couple practices and we had to hold back on some stuff,'' coach Pete Carroll said.