Definition of RESTRAINING


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free 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 held the journalists for ransom" ;

  • 3. (

    ) prevent (someone or something) from doing something; "security guards restrained the reporter from throwing another shoe" ;

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