keep back

keep back
keep back stare indietro
Ex:
to keep back from sth. — non avvicinarsi a qcs.; keep [sth., sb.] back, keep back [sth., sb.]
/Ex:
1) (prevent from advancing) respingere [student]; [dam] trat tenere [water]

to keep sb. back from sth. — impedire a qcn. di avvicinarsi a qcs

2) (retain) trattenere [money]; conservare [food, objects]
3) (conceal) nascondere [information, fact] (from a)
* * *
1) (not to (allow to) move forward: She kept the child back on the edge of the crowd; Every body keep back from the door!) tenere indietro; stare indietro
2) (not to tell or make known: I feel he's keeping the real story back for some reason.) nascondere
3) (not to give or pay out: Part of my allowance is kept back to pay for my meals; Will they keep it back every week?) trattenere
* * *
1. vt + adv
1) (crowds, tears, money) trattenere
2)

(conceal: information) keep back some of the strawberries to decorate the cake — tieni da parte qualche fragola per guarnire la torta

to keep sth back from sb — nascondere qc a qn

2. vi + adv
tenersi indietro

please keep back! — indietro per favore!

* * *
keep back stare indietro
Ex:
to keep back from sth. — non avvicinarsi a qcs.; keep [sth., sb.] back, keep back [sth., sb.]
/Ex:
1) (prevent from advancing) respingere [student]; [dam] trat tenere [water]

to keep sb. back from sth. — impedire a qcn. di avvicinarsi a qcs

2) (retain) trattenere [money]; conservare [food, objects]
3) (conceal) nascondere [information, fact] (from a)

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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