hold-down

noun \ ˈhōl(d)-ˌdau̇n \

Definition of hold-down

1 : something used to fasten an object in place
2 a : an act of holding down
b : limit
  • agreed to wage-rate hold-downs

First Known Use of hold-down

1888


hold down

verb

Definition of hold down

transitive verb
1 : to keep within limits
  • hold the noise down
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

First Known Use of hold down

1533


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