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Phrasal Verbs

keep back (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb keep back (2)

Meaning

If something keeps you back, it stops you from getting where you want to go.

Synonym

hold back, hinder, hamper

For example

  • keep sb back She's a talented musician, but her health problems are keeping her back.

  • keep sb back The country wants to develop, but their poor education system will keep them back.

Quick Quiz

Pedro's a very smart guy. The thing that's keeping him back is his

a. excellent education

b. lack of confidence

c. good looks

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