keep back

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To restrict or restrain.
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Germany eased off in the second half and this was a night when Joachim Löw, like Southgate, took the opportunity to keep back his best XI.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'keep back':

keep backTo hold back; to refuse to give or share.
keep backTo prevent from advancing in a course.
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