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restrain

verb [T]
 
 
/rɪˈstreɪn/
CONTROL SOMEONE to stop someone doing something, sometimes by using force: He became violent and had to be physically restrained. [+ from + doing sth] I had to restrain myself from shouting at him.Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
LIMIT to limit something: to restrain arms salesLimiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
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