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
Legislation is being discussed to do away with the penalty associated with cuts made after holdbacks were announced.
Negotiators from the House had agreed near the end of the regular session to lower the holdback to $100 million.
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balk, bar, block, chain, clog, cramp, crimp, deterrent, drag, embarrassment, encumbrance, fetter, handicap, hindrance, hurdle, impediment, inhibition, interference, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, shackles, stop, stumbling block, trammel;
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
The cartel—led by Saudi Arabia—and 10 outside producers, including Russia, have been holding back crude output by around 1.8 million barrels a day since the start of 2017.
Neighbors held back traffic as the deputies attempted to reunite mom with baby.
The museum held back enough tickets from its pre-sale in April to enable weekly ticket sales on Mondays only starting July 16, and extending through the run of the show.
That repudiates the logic of successive strategic-arms-control agreements with Russia since 1972, which have sought to hold back a nuclear arms race by seeking to define parity.
That concern is part of what has held back Western nations from engaging more wholeheartedly — or at least more openly — in cyberwarfare.
Recently, however, the series held back from discussing one of the biggest plot points in the lives of the Kardashian-Jenners: The pregnancy of youngest daughter, Kylie Jenner, who chose to keep this aspect of her life private.
After the Bengals' trade with the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2018 NFL draft, Cincinnati held back-to-back third-round picks at 77th and 78th overall.
Completed in 1968, the aging Oroville Dam was suddenly holding back a reservoir at 151 percent of its capacity, forcing operators to relieve the pressure via a spillway.
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hold back Synonyms
cramp one's style, give a hard time;
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