Definition Of restrains


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 restrains

  • 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.

  • Amos had to restrain his impatience

  • Angelo is a very cold person with no feelings and has restrained himself tremendously throughout his life.

  • Aridene nodded in the direction of the ropes that were presently restraining her.

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