Restrain - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- restrict (someone or something) so as to make free movement difficult (syn: cumber, encumber)
- prevent (someone or something) from doing something
He could not restrain the dog from attacking.
He could restrain himself no longer.
Hospital orderlies needed to restrain the patient.
He was restrained and placed in a holding cell.
He could barely restrain his anger.
The manufacturer took measures to restrain costs.
The man lost his temper, and had to be restrained from violence by neighbours.
One of them had been restrained for two months.
I had to restrain her from running out into the street.
He had to be restrained from using violence.
Renwick restrained a feeling of annoyance.
She could barely restrain herself from hitting him.
Price rises should restrain consumer spending.
Why should I restrain myself from opportunistic behaviour?
present participle: restraining
past tense: restrained
past participle: restrained
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