[v] hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in SE Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back athe tide of communism"
[v] wait before acting
[v] hold back; keep from being perceived by others, as of emotions or expressions of emotions; "She conceals her anger well"
[v] secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"
[v] keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
arrest, check, conceal, contain, hold, hold in, hold off, keep, keep back, keep back, restrain, retain, stop, suppress, turn back, wait
act, bottle up, check, confine, contain, control, curb, cut down, cut out, defend, delay, hold, hold down, hold in, hold on, hold out, keep, moderate, move, occult, prevent, quench