restrain  

  • Definition of restrain

    • (v): place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"  
    • (v): hold back  
    • (v): to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "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 h  
    • (v): to compel or deter by or as if by threats  
    • (v): keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"  

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