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Verb: restrain  ri'streyn
  1. Remain under control
    "restrain your temper";
    - keep, keep back, hold back
  2. Place limits on (extent or access)
    "restrain the use of this parking lot";
    - restrict, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle
  3. Limit to within certain bounds; physically prevent from moving
    - confine, hold
  4. Limit or hold back; keep within a small range
    - encumber, cumber [archaic], constrain
  5. To compel or deter by or as if by threats
    - intimidate

Derived forms: restrained, restraining, restrains

Type of: bottle up, check, contain, control, curb, disable, discourage, disenable, frustrate, hold, hold in, incapacitate, inhibit, moderate, suppress

Encyclopedia: Restrain