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holdback

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noun hold·back \ˈhōl(d)-ˌbak\

Definition of holdback

  1. 1 :  something that retains or restrains

  2. 2 a :  the act of holding back b :  something held back



Examples of holdback in a sentence

  1. <there'll be a holdback on production until the new machinery is fully installed>

  2. <the only holdback to starting the new job is my contractual commitment to my current position>



1581

First Known Use of holdback

1581


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