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Hold in


Keep personal feelings of sadness or anger inside rather than show them. Don’t share one’s feelings. (Contrast with Bummed.)

“I know you are very sad that your dog died, but you don’t need to hold in your emotions.”

“When the boss said we would get no bonus this year, I had to hold in my anger.”

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