keep back (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb keep back (1).

Meaning: If you keep something back, you don't tell someone about it.

Synonym: withhold (formal)

For example:

  • keep back sth The police suspected that he was keeping back some important information.

  • keep sth back I could tell that she was keeping something back from me.

Quick Quiz:

The military police thought I was keeping something back, so they kept on

a. assisting me

b. hitting me

c. thanking me

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