English verb: keep back
|1.||keep back (social) keep under control; keep in check|
|Samples||Suppress a smile.|
Keep your temper.
Keep your cool.
|Synonyms||hold back, keep, restrain|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody.|
Somebody ----s somebody PP
|Broader (hypernym)||bottle up, inhibit, suppress|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bottle up, check, confine, contain, control, curb, hold, hold, hold in, inhibit, moderate, suppress|
|2.||keep back (possession) secure and keep for possible future use or application|
|Samples||The landlord retained the security deposit.|
I reserve the right to disagree.
|Examples||They keep back the money|
|Synonyms||hold, hold back, retain|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||hold on, keep|
|Narrower (hyponym)||hold down|
|3.||keep back (possession) hold back; refuse to hand over or share|
|Samples||The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something from somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||deny, refuse|
|Narrower (hyponym)||block, deny, deprive, freeze, immobilise, immobilise, immobilize, immobilize, keep to oneself, reserve|