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〔 riˋstren 〕


〔 riːˊstrein 〕

Overview of verb restrain

The verb restrain has 5 senses

  • restrain, keep, keep back, hold back -- (keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool")

  • restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle -- (place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends")

  • restrain, confine, hold -- (to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom")

  • restrain, encumber, cumber, constrain -- (hold back)

  • intimidate, restrain -- (to compel or deter by or as if by threats)