Значение идиомы hold back

[hold back] {v.} 1. To stay back or away; show unwillingness.

The visitor tried to gel the child to come to her, but he held back.

John held back from social activity because he felt embarrassedwith people.

2. To keep someone in place; prevent from acting.

Thepolice held back the crowd.

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Значение идиомы hold back