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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
restrain /ris'trein/
  • ngoại động từ
    • ngăn trở; cản trở, ngăn giữ
      • to restrain someone from doing harm: ngăn giữ ai gây tai hại
    • kiếm chế, nén, dằn lại; hạn chế
      • to restrain one's stemper: nén giận
      • to restrain oneself: tự kiềm chế mình
    • cầm giữ, giam (những người bị bệnh thần kinh)
Concise Dictionary
+keep under control; keep in check
+place limits on (extent or access)
+to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement
+hold back
+to compel or deter by or as if by threats

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 (keep under or in) control, (keep or hold in) check, hold (back or in), curb, govern:
A poor rider, he was unable to restrain his horse. Something must be done to restrain the general's power
2 limit, restrict, inhibit, regulate, suppress, repress, bar, debar, curtail, stifle, hinder, interfere with, hamper, handicap:
Trade between the two countries was restrained because of tariff disputes
3 (place under) arrest, confine, imprison, incarcerate, detain, hold, lock up, jail or Brit also gaol, shut in or up:
For his most recent offence, he was restrained for two months.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ verb [VN]
1 ~ sb/sth (from sth / from doing sth) to stop sb/sth from doing sth, especially by using physical force: The prisoner had to be restrained by the police. + I had to restrain her from hitting out at passers-by. + They have obtained an injunction restraining the company from selling the product. + Morse placed a restraining hand on Lewis's arm.
2 ~ yourself (from sth / from doing sth) to stop yourself from feeling an emotion or doing sth that you would like to do: John managed to restrain his anger. + I restrained the urge to punch him. + She had to restrain herself from crying out in pain. + I was tempted to answer back, but I restrained myself.
3 to stop sth that is growing or increasing from becoming too large: The government is taking steps to restrain inflation.
Collocation Dictionary


I barely restrained myself from hitting him.
| effectively | forcibly, physically
She had to be physically restrained.


be unable to, can't/couldn't, can/could no longer
She could not restrain a flash of pride.
| seek to, try to | manage to


He restrained himself from shouting at her.


an attempt/effort to restrain sb

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