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Phrasal Verbs

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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