hold down

This page is about the phrasal verb hold down.

Meaning: to stop something from rising by pressing down on it or putting a heavy object on it

For example:

  • hold down sth/sb The vet's assistant held down our dog while the vet gave her the injection.

  • hold sth/sb down I held the board down with my foot while I hammered it in place.

Quick Quiz:

We put a brick on the pile of old newspapers to hold them down and stop them from

a. being read

b. blowing away

c. being burnt

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