1. To close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement (synset 201304044)
    "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
  2. Restrict (someone or something) so as to make free movement difficult (synset 201303637)
  3. Prevent (someone or something) from doing something (synset 202456292)
    "security guards restrained the reporter from throwing another shoe"
  4. Prevent the action or expression of (synset 200233707)
    "hold back your anger"; "keep your cool"; "she struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays"

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