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  • 1 keep back — keep back, keep out *keep, retain, detain, withhold, reserve, hold, hold back …

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  • 2 keep back — index arrest (stop), check (restrain), constrain (restrain), constrict (inhibit), delay …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 keep back — verb 1. keep under control; keep in check suppress a smile Keep your temper keep your cool • Syn: ↑restrain, ↑keep, ↑hold back • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 4 keep back — phrasal verb Word forms keep back : present tense I/you/we/they keep back he/she/it keeps back present participle keeping back past tense kept back past participle kept back 1) [transitive] to not tell someone something, or to not show how you… …

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  • 5 keep back — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you keep back part of something, you do not use or give away all of it, so that you still have some to use at a later time. [V P n (not pron)] Roughly chop the vegetables, and keep back a little to chop finely and serve as a… …

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  • 6 keep back — /ˌki:p bæk/ verb to hold on to something which you could give to someone ● to keep back information or to keep something back from someone ● to keep £10 back from someone’s salary …

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  • 7 keep back — v. (D; tr.) to keep back from (they kept her back from the crowd) * * * [ kiːp bæk] (D; tr.) to keep back from (they kept her back from the crowd) …

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  • 8 keep back — Synonyms and related words: abstain, arrest, backpedal, backwater, block, bosom, bottle up, brake, bridle, check, classify, clip the wings, conceal, confine, conserve, constrain, contain, control, cool, cool off, countercheck, curb, curtail, dam… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 9 keep back — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To delay] Syn. check, hold back, impede, hold up; see delay 1 , hinder . 2. [To restrict] Syn. restrain, inhibit, hold in check; see forbid , hinder , restrict 2 . 3. [To refuse to reveal] Syn. withhold, reserve, keep to… …

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  • 10 keep back — {v. phr.} To refrain or be restrained from entering; remain back. * /The police had a hard time keeping back the crowd when the astronauts came to town after walking on the moon./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 11 keep back — {v. phr.} To refrain or be restrained from entering; remain back. * /The police had a hard time keeping back the crowd when the astronauts came to town after walking on the moon./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 12 keep\ back — v. phr. To refrain or be restrained from entering; remain back. The police had a hard time keeping back the crowd when the astronauts came to town after walking on the moon …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 13 keep back — stop; restrain; hide, conceal …

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  • 14 keep back (from somebody) — ˌkeep ˈback (from sb/sth) derived to stay at a distance from sb/sth • Keep well back from the road. Main entry: ↑keepderived …

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  • 15 keep back (from something) — ˌkeep ˈback (from sb/sth) derived to stay at a distance from sb/sth • Keep well back from the road. Main entry: ↑keepderived …

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  • 16 To keep back — Keep Keep (k[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kept} (k[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Keeping}.] [OE. k[=e]pen, AS. c[=e]pan to keep, regard, desire, await, take, betake; cf. AS. copenere lover, OE. copnien to desire.] 1. To care; to desire. [Obs.] [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 17 keep — vb 1 Keep, observe, celebrate, solemnize, commemorate are comparable when they mean to pay proper attention or honor to something prescribed, obligatory, or demanded (as by one s nationality, religion, or rank), but they vary widely in their… …

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  • 18 Keep — (k[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kept} (k[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Keeping}.] [OE. k[=e]pen, AS. c[=e]pan to keep, regard, desire, await, take, betake; cf. AS. copenere lover, OE. copnien to desire.] 1. To care; to desire. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I… …

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  • 19 Back — Back, adv. [Shortened from aback.] 1. In, to, or toward, the rear; as, to stand back; to step back. [1913 Webster] 2. To the place from which one came; to the place or person from which something is taken or derived; as, to go back for something… …

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  • 20 Back and forth — Back Back, adv. [Shortened from aback.] 1. In, to, or toward, the rear; as, to stand back; to step back. [1913 Webster] 2. To the place from which one came; to the place or person from which something is taken or derived; as, to go back for… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English