restrain meaning


    Definition of restrain in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGrestrainsPRrestrainingPT, PPrestrainedPREré-SUF-ain
    1. VT To control or keep in check.
      1. VT To deprive of liberty.
        1. VT To restrict or limit.
          1. In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. […]  The public realm is privatised, the regulations restraining the ultra-wealthy and the companies they control are abandoned, and Edwardian levels of inequality are almost fetishised.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Their messy breakup culminated in a restraining order.
          • The purpose of the tramper is to pack the lint into the press box under the restraining dogs near the top end of the press box.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Verbs
          • Transitive verbs
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        1. en restraint
        2. en restrained
        3. en restrains
        4. en restraints
        5. en restrainer
        Source: Wiktionary

        Meaning of restrain for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "restrain" is a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
        Difficultness: Level 2
        Easy     ➨     Difficult
        Definiteness: Level 7
        Definite    ➨     Versatile