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To regulate or keep under control
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“He answered in a calm and monotone voice, trying to restrain his anger and maintain his professionalism.”
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To impede or keep in check (the progress of)
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“He would produce a report, stating his opinion as to whether or not the proposed takeover would be likely to restrain trade.”
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To prevent (someone or something) from doing something
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“If he attempted to sell the land freed from the mortgage, the Court would restrain him from so doing unless he gave effect to the charge.”
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To prevent from moving by using physical restraints
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“Finally, he reached into his knapsack, removing a pair of handcuffs and leg shackles to restrain Nathan.”
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To deprive (someone) of freedom of movement or personal liberty
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“The walls were so low as to be insufficient to restrain the prisoners and prevent any attempts at escape.”
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To arrest or take into lawful or authorized custody
“The officer continued to try and restrain the suspect by attempting to sweep his feet.”
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To reduce or limit the amount of something
“Over time, it could restrain the amount of funding available for beneficiaries.”
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To reduce or limit the size of something
“Such an amendment will restrain the size of government as well as reduce the frequency and size of budget deficits.”
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To cause to fail, or to make great attempts to
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To refrain from openly expressing or displaying
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To hamper or hinder the development or activity of
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To regulate the speed or amount of something given or administered
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To refrain from saying or doing something
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To try to prevent by action or argument
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To bind, compel, constrain, or oblige by a social, legal, or moral tie
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To be very economical or mean about spending or providing something
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To refuse to admit the truth or existence of
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To remove or alter parts considered offensive or unseemly
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To hold exclusive control of a market or supply
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