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holdback

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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

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1 to create difficulty for the work or activity of

  • the only thing holding them back from joining the swim team is lack of transportation
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cramp oneʼs 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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