Definition Of restrain


prevent (someone or something) from doing something; keep under control or within limits.

he had to be restrained from walking out of the meeting

Example Of restrain

  • A weak labour market means less money to spend on goods and services and thus restrains economic growth.

  • After all, the clergy were keepers of public conscience - it was their duty to restrain avarice, sanctify poverty and excommunicate kings if they chose.

  • After being restrained by two people, Esther calms down.

  • all front seats must be equipped with seat belts which restrain the upper part of the body

  • Although the government and opposition signed a peace protocol, both are weak and splintered, unable to restrain their rank and file supporters.

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