|1.||[ verb ] secure and keep for possible future use or application|
|Synonyms:||hold retain hold_back|
"The landlord retained the security deposit" "I reserve the right to disagree"
|Related terms:||keep hold_down reserve retention|
|2.||[ verb ] keep under control; keep in check|
|Synonyms:||restrain keep hold_back suppress|
"suppress a smile" "Keep your temper" "keep your cool"
|Related terms:||prevent control hold confine bottle_up quench suppression|
|3.||[ verb ] hold back; refuse to hand over or share|
"The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room"
|Related terms:||deny deny reserve deprive immobilize freeze keep_to_oneself withholder|