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Definition of keep back phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

keep back

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

keep back (from somebody/something)

 
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to stay at a distance from someone or something Keep far back from the road.

keep somebodyback

 
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to make a student repeat a year at school because of poor grades

keep somebodyback (from somebody/something)

 
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to make someone stay at a distance from someone or something Barricades were erected to keep back the crowds.

keep somethingback

 
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to prevent a feeling, etc. from being expressed synonym restrain She was unable to keep back her tears.

keep somethingback (from somebody)

 
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to refuse to tell someone something I'm sure she's keeping something back from us.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: keep back