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restrainverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈstreɪn/
to control the actions or behavior of someone by force, esp. in order to stop that person from doing something: Seamons got into a shouting match and had to be restrained by his teammates. I could hardly restrain my laughter.
To restrain is also to limit the growth or force of something: Politicians are reluctant to restrain spending.
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restrainverb [T]

uk   /rɪˈstreɪn/  us   /rɪˈstreɪn/
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restrainverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈstreɪn/
to limit the growth or force of something: The economy had rebounded a bit but was still being restrained by high oil prices. Higher interest rates appear to be restraining consumer spending.
to control someone's actions or behaviour, especially by stopping them from doing something: Economists said consumers are still showing few signs of being restrained by interest rate rises.
(Definition of restrain from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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