Phrasal Verbs 11






hold sby/ sthg back
prevent from doing/going
I had to hold my dog back because there was a cat in the park.
hold sthg back
hide an emotion
Jamie held back his tears at his grandfather's funeral.
hold on
wait a short time
Please hold on while I transfer you to the Sales Department.
hold onto sby/ sthg
hold firmly using your hands or arms
Hold onto your hat because it's very windy outside.
hold sby/ sthgup
rob
A man in a black mask held the bank up this morning.
keep on doing sthg
continue doing
Keep on stirring until the liquid comes to a boil.
keep sthg from sby
not tell
We kept our relationship from our parents for two years.
keep sby/ sthg out
stop from entering
Try to keep the wet dog out of the living room.
keep sthg up
continue at the same rate
If you keep those results up you will get into a great college.