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Verb: hold down  hówld dawn
  1. Keep
    "She manages to hold down two jobs"
  2. Restrain
    "please hold down the noise so that the neighbours can sleep"
Noun: hold-down  'hówld,dawn
  1. A limitation or constraint
    "taxpayers want a hold-down on government spending"

Derived forms: hold-downs, held down, holds down, holding down

Type of: circumscribe, confine, hold, hold back, keep back, limit, limitation, restriction, retain

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