Definition of Hold-down in English :

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Hold-down meaning in English

Meaning of Hold-down in English

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1. hold-down

a limitation or constraint

Example Sentences:
'taxpayers want a hold-down on government spending'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (tr, adverb)
to restrain or control
2. informal
to manage to retain or keep possession of
to hold down two jobs at once

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see synonyms of hold-down
to keep down or under control; restrain
2.  US, Informal
to have and keep (a job)
to limit; restrict
the rain held down attendance at the game

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a. The act of holding down.
b. A limit or restraint: "Voters want a hold-down on the Federal budget" (Newsweek).
2. Something, such as a clamp, used to hold an object in place.

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