Spanish translation of 'hold back'
transitive verb + adverb
(= keep) guardar ⧫ retener
[river, flood] retener
[information] ocultar ⧫ no revelar
[names] no comunicar
[emotion, tears] reprimir ⧫ contener
are you holding sth back from me? ¿me estás ocultando algo?
to hold o.s. back from doing sth refrenarse de hacer algo
intransitive verb + adverbSee also hold
(in doubt) vacilar
to hold back from refrenarse de
to hold back from doing sth refrenarse de hacer algo
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Example Sentences Including 'hold back'
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Very little would have been held back, either about his own players or about the opposition.Provided You Don't Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough (2007)
It holds back productivity and economic growth.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Unless solutions appear, growth is going to be held back.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
But she won't hold back when something needs saying!The Sun (2012)
Having his thoughts elsewhere when you are making love is his way of holding back from true intimacy.The Sun (2009)
He didn't hold back about how he felt about police harassment and fame.The Sun (2016)
It can feel safer to hold back part of your heart, but loving without limits changes so much about your life.The Sun (2014)
It can feel safer to hold back some of your feelings, but now you're ready to show how deep love goes.The Sun (2012)
It can feel safer to hold back some of your love but it is time to put your whole heart into the relationship.The Sun (2011)
So try not to hold back if you feel enthusiastic.The Sun (2016)
So there's no reason to hold back or go easy.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The match really was played in the best possible way: mistimed tackles were acknowledged and apologised for, yet no one held back a thing.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Wales certainly weren't going to be holding back.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Are you perhaps holding back on something?Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Surprisingly, you're as likely to hold back about certain matters as others.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
But of course it is painful for you to feel held back like this.The Sun (2014)
He will not hold back if he gets his chance at Home Park.The Sun (2008)
Hold back from getting involved with other women for now and work out why this rejection hurts so much.The Sun (2014)
In part it is held back by the conducting.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
It's more likely to be that you are subconsciously holding back in some way.The Sun (2014)
Now she is not holding back, raving about weed.The Sun (2013)
Bus cuts on the scale we are facing risk holding back economic recovery.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
This is having a negative impact on the construction industry at a time when weak demand is holding back wider economic recovery.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Translation of hold back from the Collins English to Spanish
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