Definition of holdback
1 : something that retains or restrains
2a : the act of holding backb : something held back
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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