hold down

verb

Definition of hold down

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to keep within limits <hold the noise down>

  3. 2 :  to assume or have responsibility for <holding down two jobs>

Examples of hold down in a sentence

  1. <efforts to hold down taxes keep running up against the legislature's ingrained unwillingness to cut spending>

1533

First Known Use of hold down

1533



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