hold back

[ʹhəʋldʹbæk] phr v
1. 1) сдерживать; удерживать; задерживать

to hold back the enemy - сдерживать натиск противника

I held him back from (making) the attempt - я удержал его от этой попытки

I hope we haven't held you back - надеюсь, мы вас не задержали

to hold back a portion of wages for insurance - вычитать /удерживать/ из зарплаты страховые взносы

to hold back one's tears - сдерживать слёзы

2) сдерживаться; удерживаться

we tried to persuade them, but they held back - мы пытались их уговорить, но они упирались

do help yourselves and don't hold back - угощайтесь, не стесняйтесь

3) мешкать, колебаться; уклоняться; тянуть (дело)

she held back, not knowing what to say - она тянула с ответом, не зная, что сказать

2. утаивать

to hold back information - скрывать сведения /информацию/

to hold back the truth - утаить /скрыть/ истину

Новый большой англо-русский словарь. 2001.

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