Definitions for restrain

Definitions for (verb) restrain

Main entry: restrain, restrict, confine, bound, limit, trammel, throttle

Definition: place limits on (extent or access)

Usage: restrict the use of this parking lot; limit the time you can spend with your friends

Main entry: cumber, constrain, restrain, encumber

Definition: hold back

Main entry: hold, confine, restrain

Definition: to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement

Usage: This holds the local until the express passengers change trains; About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade; The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center; The terrorists held the journalists for ransom

Main entry: restrain, intimidate

Definition: to compel or deter by or as if by threats

Main entry: keep, keep back, restrain, hold back

Definition: keep under control; keep in check

Usage: suppress a smile; Keep your temper; keep your cool

Visual thesaurus for restrain