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hold back (German)
Part of Speech: Verb, transitive and reflexiveHyphenation:
- to | hold | back, simple past: held back | back Participle II: | hold back | hold
- IPA: [ʦuˈʀʏkˌhaltn̩], stressed [ʦuˈʀʏkˌhaltən], simple past: [ˌhiːlt ʦuˈʀʏk], participle II: [ʦuˈʀʏkɡəˌhaltn̩]
- 1) transitive: not flaunting, suppressing, taming something
- 2) reflexive: Do not show your own feelings openly, moderate your behavior
- composed of the adverb back and the verb hold
- Tame, dominate, slow down, moderate, suppress, tame, curb
- 1) He was only able to control his anger with difficulty hold back.
- 1) Her eyes burned, but she did held her tears stubborn back.
- 2) We will dine at a noble table, hold so please a little back.
- 2) She had a great desire to fiddle with her aunt, but she could hold back.
- 1) Hold back tears, hold back anger
- reluctant, reluctance
- Present tense: I. hold back; you hold back; he she it holds back
- Simple past: I. held back
- Participle II: held back
- Subjunctive II: i hold back
- Imperative: singular hold back!; Plural hold back!
- Auxiliary verb: to have
- English: 1) to restrain
- French: retenir; 2) se contenir
- Latin: retinere
Practical example sentences
Automatically selected examples in German:
„The situation is getting worse in Hong Kong. Will Beijing move on hold back or intervene militarily?“
Luxemburger Wort, July 29, 2019
„Roger Federer expresses himself after the emotional interview with CNN, in which he did not shed his tears hold back could.“
20 minutes, January 09, 2019
„After a person in preventive detention was on the run for two weeks, correctional officers have to go hold back - on the phone.“
tagesspiegel.de, July 29, 2019
„An assistant teacher (24) could not be with her student (15) hold back and let himself be deflowered by him. After that, they kept having sex.“
Day 24, September 11, 2018
„Because they are no longer the prime ministers hold back can, Angela Merkel opts for the paradigm shift: a flexible federalism against the virus.“
Die Zeit, May 06, 2020
„If the patient dossier is of any use to the patient, the hospitals and the doctors, then it can still be saved. For this, however, politics should hold back and let those who pay the bill decide freely.“
Bernerzeitung.ch, July 17, 2020
„Although two friends him hold back wanted, a young man ran into the highway on Saturday evening in a drug intoxication. He was hit head-on by a car.“
Mercury, July 26, 2020
„Internal logs show administrative workers masks during the crisis hold back wanted to. And why the federal government has long claimed that they are ineffective against the corona virus.“
Tagesanzeiger.ch, August 01, 2020
„The corona crisis is leaving its mark on the lending business: companies are looking for liquidity, homeowners are likely to hold back - and the banks are becoming more picky.“
Handelsblatt.com, April 28, 2020
„Supervisory board boss Jansen wants to address the coach question at HSV hold back and trusts in the judgment of sports director Boldt.“
BILD.de, June 23, 2020
The usage examples were selected automatically and may therefore contain errors.
Thesaurus & Synonyms
- occupy: trans. to prove something: to provide evidence of something; to prove something: to put something on something; to prove something: to add something to something; to occupy a place, rank: to occupy a place, rank
- Reservations: to keep a place or a room free for someone
- Reserved: reflexively leaving a certain action / measure (for the future) open to someone or oneself; with dative and accusative, obsolete: spare
- dedicate: as an author, artist or the like, designate a work for someone else surrender
- to share: assign / give a certain amount (a part / share); entrusted with a certain task, sent to a certain place
- not in a hurry (with)
- to take (somewhat) (very) calmly (coll.)
- to put (something) on ice (fig.)
- to leave (something) behind (fig.)
- move backwards (temporally)
- Let time go by: Let time go by
- do it at the last minute
- to put on the back burner (coll., fig.)
- put off: trans. open something by sliding it; trans. postpone something
- put behind (go.): move backwards (spatially); subordinate; move back in time
- procrastinate: postpone, postpone, postpone things to be done
- retard: Psychology forget / undo a development that has already been made and show old, previous behavior; delay somewhat in terms of educational language
- displace: trans. pushing or pushing someone or something out of place; to take the place of something; trans. to exclude something from his consciousness
- move: moving something across the floor from one place to another; let something take place at a different time; illegally sell products on a black market; reflexively changing weights; Relocate IT in the computer / tablet / mobile phone to another place
- procrastinate: Jura move someone against his will / forcibly / illegally to another place; not doing something in time / not as early as possible; Medicine does not allow health problems to be adequately treated
- delay: trans. interrupt a process so that a certain event occurs later; arrive reflexively later than planned
- to push in front of you (coll., fig., main form)
- put on its side (for someone)
- put back (something for someone)
- put aside: remove something from where it is and leave it in another place; temporarily or permanently interrupt work on an object that has been dealt with; save something
- deposit: trans. give something to someone to keep (safe)
- Reservations: to keep a place or a room free for someone
- (to hold oneself back
- tame: transitive to make someone or something obedient, to bring someone or something to rest; transitive, transferred: to bring something under one's control
Another word (synonym) for hold back - Source: OpenThesaurus
Entries from our dictionary that contain "hold back":
map: ... tear, bend, tear a card 2) (playing card) pick up cards, knock, play, hold back 2) (playing card) pick up your cards, play, hold back 2) (map) ...
restringere: restringere (Latin) part of speech: verb Word meaning / definition: 1) withdraw, pull to yourself 2) tie back: tie, tie back, tie up 3) transfer: ...
abstain: abstinēre (Latin) part of speech: verb hyphenation: abs | ti | nē | re Word meaning / definition: 1) transitive, with dative, "[ab)]" or mere ablative: ab-, remote-, hold back ...
to tighten the belt: tighten the belt, save, slow down, restrain yourself, limit yourself, step briefly Generic terms: 1) Idiom (female) Application examples: 1) In times of recession everyone has to tighten their belts
hold the ball flat: hold back, do not take unnecessary risks Synonyms: 1) stay cool, keep calm, do not be agitated General terms: 1) willingness to take risks, temperament Examples of use: 1) I think we should keep the ball fairly flat in our position
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reluctant (German) Part of speech: adjective increases: positive cautious, comparative cautious, superlative ...
reluctant (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: back | back | hold | ten | de Pronunciation / Emphasis: IPA:…
reticent (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: back | hold | hold | the pronunciation / stress: IPA: ...
reluctant (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: to | hold | hold | the pronunciation / stress: IPA: ...
more reserved (German) Part of Speech: Declined Form Hyphenation: to | hold back | hold | the pronunciation / stress: IPA: ...
more reserved (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: back | back | hold | ten | de | re Pronunciation / Emphasis: IPA: ...
more reserved (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: back | back | hold | ten | de | rem Pronunciation / Emphasis: IPA: ...
more reserved (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: back | hold | ten | their pronunciation / stress: IPA: ...
more reserved (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: back | hold | hold | de | rer pronunciation / stress: IPA: ...
more reserved (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: back | back | hold | ten | de | res Pronunciation / Emphasis: IPA: ...
reserved (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: to | back | hold | ten | des Pronunciation / Emphasis: IPA: ...
most reluctant (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: back | back | holding | tends | te Pronunciation / Emphasis: IPA: ...
most reserved (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: zu | zurück | hal | tends | tem Pronunciation / Emphasis: IPA:…
most reluctant (German) Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: back | back | holding | tends | ten Pronunciation / Emphasis: IPA: ...
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