withhold (v.) Old form(s): with-hold , with-holde
restrain, hold back, keep in check
AC III.vi.79[Caesar to Octavia] Your letters did withhold our breaking forth
TC V.iii.51[Troilus to Hector, of fighting that day] Who should withhold me?
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