Examples of holdback in a Sentence
there'll be a holdback on production until the new machinery is fully installed
the only holdback to starting the new job is my contractual commitment to my current position
Recent Examples of holdback from the Web
Negotiators from the House had agreed near the end of the regular session to lower the holdback to $100 million.
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First Known Use of holdback
Definition of hold back
- held back important information
Examples of hold back in a Sentence
the only thing holding Joe back from joining the swim team is lack of transportation
held back her tears until she was alone
Recent Examples of hold back from the Web
Job growth surged in October and November after being held back in September by back-to-back hurricanes, which destroyed infrastructure and homes and temporarily dislocated some workers in Texas and Florida.
Oakland's Chris Palombizio delivered a hard foul, and Miles Bridges came up ready to swing but was held back.
The economy, which has been held back by smothering regulation, protectionism and appropriation, is also changing.
That interpretation of the song, made popular in a Tumblr post in 2016, posits that the woman would like to stay but is held back by societal norms of the 1940s, in which an unmarried woman staying over at a man’s house would be scandalous.
When dam gates were closed in the past, algae would grow in the stagnant pool of water held back by the dam, said Will Wawrzyn, a consultant for MMSD.
One area where Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump find themselves in agreement is in believing that their countries are being held back by nuclear arms treaties.
Much uncertainty remains around the costs that will fall on investors in the catastrophe-bond industry instead of traditional reinsurers, or how much capital in such products will be held back from investors until the costs are finalized.
He and Harvey were known to keep a movie from going into wide release and holding back advertising funds until the producers would give them a better price.
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First Known Use of hold back
hold back Synonyms
Synonymsclog, cramp, embarrass, encumber, fetter, handcuff, handicap, hinder, hobble, hog-tie, hamper, hold up, impede, inhibit, interfere (with), manacle, obstruct, shackle, short-circuit, stymie, tie up, trammel
Antonymsaid, assist, facilitate, help
Related Wordsbalk, check, constrain, curb, rein, restrain; bind, chain, halter, leash, tether, tie; arrest, brake, delay, retain, retard; barricade, block, blockade, roadblock; bog (down), mire; choke, smother, stifle, strangle, suffocate; baffle, foil, frustrate, stump, thwart; derail, disrupt, sabotage; muzzle, repress, suppress; confine, hedge (in), hem (in)
Near Antonymsclear, make way, open, unclog, unplug, unstop; free, liberate, release, untie; loosen, smooth; encourage, further, promote
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