Synonyms of 'hold something in'
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suppressDictionary, repress, smotherGo ahead and cry. Don't hold it in.
Liz thought of Barry and suppressed a smile.
I couldn't repress a sigh of admiration.
trying to smother our giggles
hold something back
Stagnation in home sales is holding back economic recovery.
keep something in
choke something back
fight something back
She fought back the tears.
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