French translation of 'keep back'
separable transitive verb
1. (= hold back) [crowds, tears] retenir
2. (= reserve) [money] conserver ⧫ garder
Keep back enough juice to make the sauce. Conservez assez de jus pour pouvoir faire la sauce.
3. [information] cacher
I can’t help feeling he’s keeping something back. Je ne peux m’empêcher de penser qu’il cache quelque chose.
rester à distance
Keep back or I’ll shoot. Restez à distance ou je tire.
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Example Sentences Including 'keep back'
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Pour in the bubbling fruit, but keep back about a quarter of the juice.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Otherwise, get moving to keep back pain at bay.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Season, then add balsamic vinegar and most of the olive oil, keeping back about half a tablespoon.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Trends of 'keep back'
Used Rarely. keep back is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translation of keep back from the Collins English to French Dictionary