This page is about the phrasal verb hold down
to stop something from rising by pressing down on it or putting a heavy object on it
- 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.
We put a brick on the pile of old newspapers to hold them down and stop them from
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