1. to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement

Similar word(s): confine, constrain, hold

Definition categories: contact, disable, disenable, incapacitate

2. restrict (someone or something) so as to make free movement difficult

Similar word(s): cumber, encumber

Definition categories: contact, bound, confine, limit, restrict, throttle, trammel

3. prevent (someone or something) from doing something

- security guards restrained the reporter from throwing another shoe

Definition categories: social, keep, prevent

4. prevent the action or expression of

- she struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays

Similar word(s): keep

Definition categories: change