Jisho

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Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
1. to be temperate in; to refrain; to abstain; to hold back; to restrain oneself from excessive ...
  • あなた
  • きつえん喫煙
  • ひかえる
  • べき
  • です
  • You should refrain from smoking.
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
2. to make notes; to jot down (e.g. phone number)
  • せんせい先生
  • せいと生徒
  • たち
  • それら
  • たんご単語
  • ノート
  • ひか控えて
  • おく
  • よう
  • しじ指示した
  • The teacher told the pupils to put those words down in their notebooks.
Ichidan verb, Intransitive verb
3. to be in preparation for; to be in waiting for
Ichidan verb, Intransitive verb
4. to be soon; to be in the offing
  • かのじょ彼女
  • にゅうし入試
  • ひか控えて
  • しんけいしつ神経質
  • になっていた
  • She was nervous before the entrance exam.
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
5. to be in a close relationship (e.g. as a backer, etc.)
  • あの
  • 小売店
  • バック
  • には
  • もっと
  • おお大きな
  • かいしゃ会社
  • ひかえています
  • The small retail outlet is only a front for a much larger entity.
Other forms
扣える 【ひかえる】

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