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holdback

noun

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1 an instance or period of being prevented from going about one's business
  • There'll be a holdback on production until the new machinery is fully installed.
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2 something that makes movement or progress difficult
  • The only holdback to starting the new job is my contractual commitment to my current position.
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hold back

verb

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1 to create difficulty for the work or activity of
  • The only thing holding Jill back from joining the swim team is lack of transportation.
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cramp one's style, give a hard time

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2 to refrain from openly showing or uttering
  • held back her tears until she was alone
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