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Adjective
Intended to keep someone under control or prevent someone from doing something
“Cara put a restraining hand on his arm.”
Adjective
Restraining
Adjective
Able or intended to deter
Adjective
Maintaining
Adjective
Serving, or causing something, to bind or fasten
Adjective
Having authority to conduct the policy, actions, and affairs of a state, organization, or people
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Restricting
Noun
The restraint, prevention, or inhibition of a feeling, quality, etc.
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The action of seizing someone and taking them into custody
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Noun
A stoppage or sudden cessation of motion
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Verb
Present participle for to limit or restrict
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“His shoulders were shaking in an attempt to restrain himself and appear strong in front of his brother.”
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Present participle for to control or keep in check
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“It would produce a report, stating its opinion as to whether or not the proposed takeover would be likely to prevent or restrict competition or restrain trade and would be likely to operate against the common good.”
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Present participle for to prevent (someone or something) from doing something
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Present participle for to deprive (someone) of freedom of movement or personal liberty
“Finally, he reached into his knapsack, removing a pair of handcuffs and leg shackles to restrain Nathan.”
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Present participle for to arrest or take into lawful or authorized custody
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Present participle for to cause to fail
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Present participle for to reduce the strength or intensity of
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Present participle for to imprison, confine or incarcerate someone
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Present participle for to keep from harm, or to ensure the safety of
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Present participle for to refrain from saying or doing something
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Present participle for to try to prevent by action or argument
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Present participle for to become or make less wide
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Present participle for to bind, compel, constrain, or oblige by a social, legal, or moral tie
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Present participle for to be very economical or mean about spending or providing something
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Present participle for state that one refuses to admit the truth or existence of
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Present participle for to formally bring to an end (at least temporarily)
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Present participle for to remove or alter parts considered offensive or unseemly
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Present participle for to hold exclusive control of a market or supply
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