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Hold back

This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Hold back as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

17 December 2020
Last seen in: The Mirror Classic

We found 16 answers for the crossword clue 'Hold back', the most recent of which was seen in the The Mirror Classic.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Hold back a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

Hold back is a 2 word phrase featuring 9 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Mirror Classic' on Friday, 15 January 2021 with the answer being RESTRAIN, we also found RESTRAIN to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"
  • Secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"
  • Keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
  • Wait before acting; "the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment"
  • Hold back; keep from being perceived by others; "She conceals her anger well"
  • Refrain from doing; "she forbore a snicker"

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

REIN
One of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse

STEM
A turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it

6 Letters

DETAIN
Cause to be slowed down or delayed; "Traffic was delayed by the bad weather"; "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"

HAMPER
A basket usually with a cover

IMPEDE
Block passage through; "obstruct the path"

RETAIN
Secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"

RETARD
Cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate; "This drug will retard your heart rate"

7 Letters

FORBEAR
A person from whom you are descended

REPRESS
Conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"

RESERVE
Formality and propriety of manner

STINTON

8 Letters

RESTRAIN
Keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"

9 Letters

CONSTRAIN
Restrict; "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"

RESTRAINT SURINDER SOBTI
A device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

15 Letters

KEEPATADISTANCE

PULLONESPUNCHES

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