Translation of "restrain" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /rɪˈstreɪn/ us /rɪˈstreɪn/

to stop someone from doing something, sometimes by using force

contener, detener
He became violent and had to be physically restrained.

(Translation of “restrain” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


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
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

The government is likely to impose restraints on public spending.

calm and controlled behaviour/behavior

The protesters showed admirable restraint during the demonstration.

the use of physical force to control someone who is behaving violently

the use by police of physical restraint on dangerous prisoners.

something that prevents someone from moving freely

a child/head restraint.

(Translation of “restrain” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)