■ keep back

■ keep back
A v. t. + avv.
1 tenere indietro; non lasciare avvicinare; trattenere: The police kept back the crowd, la polizia teneva a bada la folla
2 tenere a freno; contenere; arginare: to keep back the flood [one's anger, one's tears], trattenere l'inondazione [la rabbia, le lacrime]
3 trattenere (dal fare qc.); impedire: I kept him back from killing the toad, gli impedii di uccidere il rospo
4 nascondere; non rivelare; tenere nascosto; celare: Don't keep anything back (from me), non nascondermi nulla
5 mettere (o tenere) da parte; conservare; riservare: Keep back some cream to put on top of the dessert, metti da parte un po' di panna per decorare il dolce
6 trattenere; non dare; non versare; non pagare: They're going to: keep back part of my salary, mi tratterranno parte dello stipendio; £10 were kept back from his pay, gli sono state trattenute 10 sterline dalla paga
7 ritardare (qc.); far ritardare (q.); far restare (q.) indietro: The brighter pupils are kept back by the less able, gli allievi più intelligenti restano indietro per colpa di quelli meno bravi
8 (sport: di allenatore) tenere (un giocatore) in posizione arretrata
B v. i. + avv.
1 stare (o tenersi) indietro; stare (o tenersi) lontano: Keep back from the fire!, sta lontano dal fuoco!; non avvicinarti al fuoco!
2 (sport) giocare in posizione arretrata; essere arretrato.

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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