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- restrain: see strain
- restrain (v.)
- mid-14c., from stem of Old French restreindre "press, push together; curb, bridle; bandage" (12c.), from Latin restringere "draw back tightly, confine, check" (see restriction). Related: Restrained; restraining.
That which we restrain we keep within limits; that which we restrict we keep within certain definite limits; that which we repress we try to put out of existence. [Century Dictionary, 1902]
- 1. Unable to restrain herself, she rose and went to the phone.
- 2. In the 1970s, the government tried to restrain corruption.
- 3. If you can't restrain your dog you must lock it up.
- 4. She shouldn't restrain her anger at this insensible attitude of theirs.
- 5. They couldn't restrain their excitement.
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