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English verb: hold in

1. hold in (stative) close in

SamplesDarkness enclosed him.

Synonymsconfine, enclose

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bear, carry, contain, hold

Narrower (hyponym)border, bound, box in, box up, embank, frame, rail, rail in

2. hold in (social) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

SamplesModerate your alcohol intake.
Hold your tongue.
Hold your temper.
Control your anger.

Synonymscheck, contain, control, curb, hold, moderate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)hold back, keep, keep back, restrain

Narrower (hyponym)abnegate, bate, bound, catch, confine, conquer, counteract, countercheck, crucify, curb, damp, deny, inhibit, limit, mortify, restrain, restrict, restrict, stamp down, subdue, subdue, suppress, thermostat, throttle, train, trammel

3. hold in (perception) hold back; keep from being perceived by others

SamplesShe conceals her anger well.

Synonymsconceal, hold back

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)occult

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