- a. The act of holding down.b. A limit or restraint: “Voters want a hold-down on the Federal budget” (Newsweek).
- Something, such as a clamp, used to hold an object in place.
(third-person singular simple present holds down, present participle holding down, simple past and past participle held down)
- (idiomatic) To restrain; to check.
- Please hold the noise down.
- You hold him down while I search him.
- (idiomatic) To continue, to hold and to manage well.
- I held down that job for years.