HyperDic: restrain

English > 4 senses of the word restrain:
VERBcontactrestrain, confine, hold, constrainto close within bounds, limit or hold back / back from movement
contactrestrain, encumber, cumberhold back
socialrestrainprevent (someone or something) from doing something
changerestrain, keep, keep back, hold backkeep under control
restrain > pronunciation
Soundsriystrey'n
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English > restrain: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningTo close within bounds, limit or hold back / back from movement.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThey want to restrain the prisoners
Synonymsconfine, hold, constrain
NarrowerenchainRestrain or bind with chains
fetter, shackleRestrain with fetters
groundConfine or restrict to the ground
impound, poundplace or shut up in a pound
pen up, foldConfine in a fold, like sheep
pinion, shackleBind the arms of
pound, pound upshut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits
tie down, tie up, bind, trussSecure with or as if with ropes
Broaderdisable, disenable, incapacitatemake unable to perform a certain action
Spanishaguantar, constreñir, contener, sujetar
Catalanaguantar, sostenir-se, sostenir, subjectar
Nounsrestrainera person who directs and restrains
restraintthe state of being physically constrained
English > restrain: 4 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaninghold back.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsencumber, cumber
Narrowerbridleput a bridle on
clogimpede the motion of, as with a chain or a burden
curbKeep to the curb
Broaderrestrict, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttleplace limits on (extent or access)
Spanishconstreñir
Nounsrestrainera person who directs and restrains
English > restrain: 4 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningPrevent (someone or something) from doing something.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"security guards restrained the reporter from throwing another shoe"
Broaderprevent, keepStop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
Nounsrestrainera person who directs and restrains
English > restrain: 4 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningKeep under control; keep in check.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymskeep, keep back, hold back
Narrowerbaffle, regulatecheck the emission of (sound)
confineprevent from leaving or from being removed
control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderatelessen the intensity of
holdKeep from exhaling or expelling
rule, harness, reinKeep in check
swallowKeep from expressing
wink, blink, blink awayForce to go away by blinking
Nounsrestrainera person who directs and restrains
restraintthe act of controlling by restraining someone or something

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