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Verbs (23)

hold back, turn back, contain, stop, arrest, check
v. 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"
hold back, keep back, keep, restrain
v. keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
hold back, forbear
v. refrain from doing; "she forbore a snicker"
hold back, keep back, hold, retain
v. secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"
keep back, hold back, restrain, keep
v. keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
hold back, hold off, wait
v. wait before acting; "the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment"

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suppress
v. reduce the incidence or severity of or stop; "suppress a yawn"; "this drug can suppress the hemorrhage"
make
v. compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way; "People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!"; "Heat makes you sweat"
stonewall
v. engage in delaying tactics or refuse to cooperate; "The President stonewalled when he realized the plot was being uncovered by a journalist"
have got, hold, have
v. have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"
keep down, reduce, subjugate, subdue, quash, repress
v. put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"
stunt
v. perform a stunt or stunts
filibuster
v. obstruct deliberately by delaying
hold in, contain, restrain, moderate, curb, control
v. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
pause, hesitate
v. interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing; "The speaker paused"
procrastinate
v. postpone or delay needlessly; "He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late"

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hold, maintain, keep
v. keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"

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lose
v. fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense; "She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat"
preserve, keep
v. maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; "May God keep you"

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