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Translation of "restrain" - English-Spanish dictionary

restrain

verb   /rɪˈstreɪn/
to stop someone from doing something, sometimes by using force contener, detener He became violent and had to be physically restrained.
(Definition of restrain from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

restrain

verb /rəˈstrein/
to prevent from doing something; to control refrenar(se), contenerse He was so angry he could hardly restrain himself He had to be restrained from hitting the man He restrained his anger with difficulty.
restrained adjective
controlling, or able to control, one’s feelings. moderado, comedido, refrenado
restraint noun
a rule, principle, or fact that limits what people can do Restricción The government is likely to impose restraints on public spending.
calm and controlled behaviour/behavior Control The protesters showed admirable restraint during the demonstration.
the use of physical force to control someone who is behaving violently Restriccióm the use by police of physical restraint on dangerous prisoners.
something that prevents someone from moving freely Restricción a child/head restraint.
(Definition of restrain from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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