Variant of restrain
- to hold back from action; check; suppress; curb
- to keep under control
- to deprive of physical liberty, as by shackling, arresting, etc.
- to limit; restrict
Origin: Middle English restreinen from Old French restreindre from Classical Latin restringere from re-, back plush stringere, to draw tight: see strict
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