In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(restrain)(tears/crowds/water) contener(laughter) contener(laughter) aguantar
1.2(withhold, delay)(information) no revelar(payment) retrasarI have a feeling he's holding something back from me — tengo la impresión de que me está ocultando algo
- he held back his most controversial statements until the end of his speech — se guardó las declaraciones más polémicas hasta el final del discurso
1.3(impede progress of)frenar el avance de
2.1(restrain oneself)contenersefrenarseto hold back from sth/-ing
- she held back from criticizing them too strongly — se contuvo y no los criticó demasiado
2.2(delay, withhold)to hold back on sth — retrasar algo
- they may hold back on signing the contract — puede ser que retrasen la firma del contrato
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