[ verb ] keep under control; keep in check
"suppress a smile" "Keep your temper" "keep your cool"
Used in print(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
The most effective political inventions seem to make maximum use of natural harbors and are aware that restraining breakwaters can play only a minor part in the whole scheme .(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
His problem then became one of restraining the American fighters who wanted to clean_out the Vermejo by force immediately .(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)
As he declaimed the sonorous measures , it was as_much_as Claire could do to restrain herself from bursting_out with her dramatic tidings .
[ verb ] place limits on (extent or access)
"restrict the use of this parking lot" "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
Used in print(Randall Stewart, "A Little History, a Little Honesty: A...)
New_Englanders were a_bit sensitive on the subject of their complicity in Negro slavery at the time of the drafting of the Declaration_of_Independence , as Jefferson explained in his `` Autobiography '' : `` The clause reprobating the enslaving the inhabitants of Africa was struck_out in complaisance to South_Carolina and Georgia , who had never attempted to restrain the importation of slaves , and who on_the_contrary still wished to continue it .(U.S. Reports. Volume 366. Cases Adjudged in the...)
It rested its decision solely on 7 , which reads in pertinent part : `` [ N_]_o corporation engaged in commerce shall acquire , directly or indirectly , the whole or any part of the stock or other share capital of another corporation engaged also in commerce , where the effect of such acquisition may be to substantially lessen competition between the corporation whose stock is so acquired and the corporation making the acquisition , or to restrain such commerce in any section or community , or tend to create a monopoly of any line of commerce .
Thus , a finding of conspiracy to restrain trade or attempt to monopolize was excluded from the Court 's decision .
[ verb ] hold back
Used in print(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
He may respect too_much the Italian tradition of letting singers hold_on to their notes , but to restrain them in a singers ' opera may be quite difficult .
[ verb ] to close within bounds, limit or hold back from 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"
Used in print(Jim Thompson, The Transgressors....)
Now , Mis-ter_McBride '' , said Lord , and he laid a firmly restraining hand on the field boss 's arm .