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Reading this article, there is a line,

When I was elected governor in 2010, my biggest responsibility was to lead South Carolina out of the Great Recession. I knew that the most vulnerable families needed more than welfare checks — they needed the dignity of a job and a future. So we launched a “Welfare-to-Work” program that matched individuals with jobs that fit their talents. Ultimately, we empowered more than 20,000 South Carolinians to find jobs and flourish.

Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress could learn a thing or two from South Carolina. Instead of “Welfare-to-Work,” today’s Democrats are all welfare, no work. This approach will only hold back the people they claim to be helping and won’t help people thrive long-term.

Does this phrasal verb "hold back" here fall into this dictionary's definition,

1 b: to keep from advancing to the next stage, grade, or level

Thank you.

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    What else do you think it could mean?
    – ColleenV
    May 6, 2021 at 16:16
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    Questions that have a yes or no answer are not on-topic here. You could probably get an answer in chat for those types of questions. I asked for more information in an attempt to help you bring this on-topic.
    – ColleenV
    May 6, 2021 at 16:24
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    I’m voting to close this question because it just asks us to confirm that a specific dictionary definition is correct and contextually relevant, with no indication as to why this might be "problematic". May 6, 2021 at 16:34
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    You've given no indication as to why you think that might not be the correct definition, so it seems to me this is a "Basic question ...[that]... should be answered using a dictionary" - specifically identified as the first "Off Topic" category in the site's Help pages. May 6, 2021 at 16:40
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    If there’s a specific reason why you have doubts that’s the correct meaning, then someone could write more than a yes or no. As this question is written, it’s not on-topic. It’s not a bad question, it just doesn’t fit this site. It would be better to hop into chat and ask for a quick confirmation.
    – ColleenV
    May 6, 2021 at 16:40

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