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Meaning of HOLD IN

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  1. [v]  hold back; keep from being perceived by others, as of emotions or expressions of emotions; "She conceals her anger well"
  2. [v]  lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
  3. [v]  close in or confine
 Synonyms: check, conceal, confine, contain, control, curb, enclose, hold, hold back, moderate
 See Also: abnegate, bate, bear, border, bound, bound, box in, box up, carry, catch, confine, conquer, contain, counteract, countercheck, cricify, damp, deny, frame, hold, hold back, inhibit, keep, keep back, limit, mortify, occult, rail, rail in, restrain, restrict, stamp down, subdue, suppress, thermostat, throttle, train, trammel