Associations to the word «Restrain»


RESTRAIN, verb. (transitive) To control or keep in check.
RESTRAIN, verb. (transitive) To deprive of liberty.
RESTRAIN, verb. (transitive) To restrict or limit.

Dictionary definition

RESTRAIN, verb. Keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool".
RESTRAIN, verb. Place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends".
RESTRAIN, verb. 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, verb. Hold back.
RESTRAIN, verb. To compel or deter by or as if by threats.

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