hold in

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hold in(
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to hold back)
a. contener
I did the best to hold my irritation in.Hice lo mejor que pude para contener mi irritación.
2. (to not release)
a. aguantar
Hold your breath in for two seconds and then exhale.Aguanta la respiración por dos segundos y luego espira.
b. meter (stomach)
Hold your stomach in and relax your shoulders.Mete el estómago y relájate los hombros.
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hold in
transitive verb
1 (squeeze in) [+stomach] contener
2 (suppress) [+emotion] contener
to hold o.s. in controlarse; aguantarse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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