Meaning of hold something in in English:

hold something in

phrasal verb

  • Suppress an expression of emotion.

    ‘she tried to stop laughing, but it was too much to hold in’
    suppress, keep back, hold back, bite back, fight back, choke back, stifle, smother, subdue, rein in, repress, restrain, check, curb, control, keep in check, keep under control, keep a tight rein on
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