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hold backphrasal verb

  • ja引き止める、食い止める、制止する
  • ento prevent somebody or something from moving forward, doing something, or making progress

Examples

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I hear you’re in the sixth grade.
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Again.
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Yeah.
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They held me back 'cause I got 2 Cs, 2 Ds, and an F.
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Yeah, learning’s not really her thing.
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Apparently.
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I thought you didn't like prom.
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I don't.
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But I do like you.
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I like you, too.
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Oh, good.
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'Cause otherwise, I'd have to pretend I just happened to be here.
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Oh, finally!
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I held her back as long as I could.
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- Look at the smile on your face. - I know.
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- We like each other. - I know.
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Emmett, be cool, all right?
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Emmett?
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- I'm cool. - All right.
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Don't hold back on my account.
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A verbal taunt does not fulfill the protocol for self-defense, Sheriff, only a life-threatening act.
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And these little men aren't what I'd consider to be threatening.
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Even though Robin has never wanted children, and even though she's made her priorities clear...
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This way there's no one to hold me back in life.
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No one to keep me from traveling where I wanna travel.
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No one getting in the way of my career.
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...she still feels a little too sad and melancholy when that door is actually closed to her.
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Of course, it's one thing not to want something, it's another to be told you can't have it.
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I guess at the end of my life,
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I wanna know that I tried without being afraid of failing.
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And I want to empower and encourage other people to do the same.
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I think fear holds us back from being the best versions of ourselves
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and that's something the world can benefit from,
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so that's the imprint I wanna leave on the world.
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Growing up here, my dad always taught me how to do pretty much any sport that I wanted to do.
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I grew up learning how to wakeboard, to drive my new car, things like that.
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I never felt like there was anything I couldn't do just because I'm a girl.
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If there's a sport that I wanna learn, "Yeah, let's go for it."
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There's nothing holding me back.
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It's the beat. My eyebrows wanna move to it and I'm holding them back.
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They can't go on the dance floor.

Other meanings for hold back...

hold backphrasal verb

  • ja隠す[秘密にする・しまっておく]、本当のことを言わない
  • ento not tell somebody everything you know
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What has changed for you in your life?
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I mean, I can imagine what.
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But what is the hardest thing to deal with all this fame?
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I think just having to be guarded sometimes, and I'm so mouthy.
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I never really hold back how I feel, or when I say it, or who I say it to.
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And I feel that sometimes is now when I walk into everyone shuts out to hear what I have to say
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even if I'm not saying something to them
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or might be that whispering something about what happened the night before
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and they're just that.
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- But it's kinda — It's a very small price to pay.
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- Yeah. - Really, I don't really mind.
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I'm beginning to think you were not told everything about me.
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You envisioned something different, I take it.
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Something lighter.
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I did.
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And to be frank, Dr. Edwards, I only agreed to this meeting as a courtesy to Miss Robertson.
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But I am certainly not interested in an integrated hospital staff.
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My skin color shouldn't matter.
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Well, if it doesn't matter, then why was that information held back from me?
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You'll have to ask Miss Robertson.
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It's also nowhere to be found on your credentials.
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Comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler isn't one to hold back,
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and she certainly pulled no punches during a 2014 interview with Piers Morgan,
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when she literally told the British host...
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"You're a terrible interviewer."
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- (FBE) Overall, what was this experience like for you guys today?
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- I think this was fun. I like this.
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- I feel like I already know all these things though.
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- But I think sometimes, whenever we do chat,
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you still hold back a little bit, so I feel like
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this is a good way for us to talk about things.
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- Well yeah, 'cause I feel like if you asked me certain questions,
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you're not gonna stop talking about it.
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- Well it's more that like I'm just interested in your life,
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and I wanna know more about it.
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So I think we should do this more, if anything.
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- Okay.
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Paris Jackson's racial identity
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Talking about the late Michael Jackson in January 2017, an 18-year-old Paris Jackson
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told Rolling Stone: "He is my father.
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He will always be my father…
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I consider myself black."
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Williams took issue with that.
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"I mean, I get that she considers herself black and everything, but I'm just talking
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about the visual."
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Williams has long feuded with the Jackson family and didn't hold back.
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"But that's cute, and good for her."
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Scott, what is your most embarrassing childhood memory?
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I didn't hold back.
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All right, well, oh, my God.
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All right, the only thing I can think of —
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Oh, God, I wish I could think of something else.
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But now my brain is just like, "You have nothing else but this story."
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Oh, my God.
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Like, you wouldn't — All right.
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I'm gonna go with this.
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God, let it be right.
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I was driving home —
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No, isn't that!
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How do you push through those times when you don't see eye to eye?
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Don't hold back anything.
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Be honest.
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Right.
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And let the person know how you feel.
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Let that person know how much he or she means to you.