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Restrain meaning

restrain - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. To draw back again; to hold back from acting, proceeding, or advancing, either by physical or moral force, or by any interposing obstacle; to repress or suppress; to keep down; to curb.
  2. 2. To draw back toghtly, as a rein.
  3. 3. To hinder from unlimited enjoiment; to abridge.
  4. 4. To limit; to confine; to restrict.
  5. 5. To withhold; to forbear.
  6. 6. To hold back; hinder; check.

restrain - examples of usage

  1. My curiosity got the better of me; I could not restrain the question, " What is that golden light?" - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  2. Had I been alone, I should have been unable to restrain myself from galloping back to ascertain what had occurred; but to protect them was now my great object. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  3. Guy Morrow cried, unable to restrain himself longer. - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
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