Restrain - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈstreɪn|  American pronunciation of the word restrain
Brit.  |rɪˈstreɪn|  British pronunciation of the word restrain


- to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement (syn: confine, constrain, hold)
- restrict (someone or something) so as to make free movement difficult (syn: cumber, encumber)
- prevent (someone or something) from doing something
security guards restrained the reporter from throwing another shoe
- prevent the action or expression of (syn: hold back, keep, keep back)
she struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays

Extra examples

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?

Word forms

I/you/we/they: restrain
he/she/it: restrains
present participle: restraining
past tense: restrained
past participle: restrained
Current translation version is made automatically. You can suggest your own version. Changes will take effect after the administrator approves them.
Original text in English:
Our translation to English:
Community translations to English:
    This feature is allowed to authorized users only.
    Please, register on our website at registration page. After registration you can log in and use that feature.
    Registration   Login   Home