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restrain 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/riˈstrān/,
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restrained, past tense; restrains, 3rd person singular present; restrained, past participle; restraining, present participle;
  1. Prevent (someone or something) from doing something; keep under control or within limits
    • - he had to be restrained from walking out of the meeting
    • - Cara put a restraining hand on his arm
  2. Prevent oneself from displaying or giving way to (a strong urge or emotion)
    • - Amos had to restrain his impatience
  3. Deprive (someone) of freedom of movement or personal liberty
    • - leg cuffs are used in the U.S. for restraining and transporting extremely violent and dangerous criminals
  4. (of a seat belt) Hold (a person or part of their body) down and back while in a vehicle seat


  1. keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
  2. restrict: place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
  3. to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
  4. hold back
  5. intimidate: to compel or deter by or as if by threats
  6. (restrained) cool and formal in manner
  7. (Restraint (2008 film)) Restraint is a 2008 Australian thriller film, directed by David Denneen, written by Dave Warner and starring Stephen Moyer, Travis Fimmel and Teresa Palmer. The film was shot on location around New South Wales, Australia in mid-2005. ...
  8. To control or keep in check; To deprive of liberty; To restrict or limit
  9. (restrained) Held back, limited, kept in check or under control
  10. (restrained) controlled, restricted
  11. (Restraining) means restricting the movement of an animal/ holding the animal in a correct position, so that a procedure (e.g. sticking or stunning) can be carried out accurately.
  12. (restraint) internal or external restriction of free movement of fresh or hardened concrete, mortar, or grout.
  13. (Restraint) Some sort of device to prevent the rider from leaving the roller coaster train while it's in motion. The fundamental idea of the restraint is to protect the rider and keep them in the proper riding position throughout the duration of the ride. ...
  14. (Restraint) Used to prevent riders from falling out of the ride.
  15. (RESTRAINT) control of behavior through physical means (attached or next to the person's body), chemical (as in medications or pharmacological), or environmental (such as locked doors).
  16. (Restraint) (saṃvara padhāna) of the senses.
  17. (Restraint) Any device which prevents, resists or limits the free movement of the piping.
  18. (Restraint) Any physical or chemical means used to prevent a patient from being able to move about freely.
  19. (Restraint) Can refer to the procedure of physically restraining somebody.  It can also refer to a mechanical devise used to restrain somebody although mechanical restraints are almost never used anymore and are illegal to use in most states.
  20. (Restraint) The constraint to expansion or rotation (induced by thermal and/or mechanical actions) afforded by the conditions at the ends, edges or supports of a test specimen. Examples of different types of restraint are longitudinal, rotational and lateral.
  21. (Restraint) The experimental 'area', which could be a bench, field or week, is split into blocks, and each treatment is equally represented within a block. Blocks could be shelves in an incubator, days of the week , interviewers or strips in a field, etc. ...
  22. (Restraint) The use of a physical or mechanical device to involuntarily restrict the free movement of the whole or a portion of the body of a person served in order to control physical activity.
  23. (Restraint) a virtue having to do with our responsibilities of teaching and warning others...as to spiritual matters...toward the gift of salvation. We give the message without judgment or anxiety...we point to the wide-open door. ...
  24. (restraint (of funds etc.)) A court order directing that the money, property, etc. suspected to be involved in a crime can only be disposed of or dealt with as directed by the court.
  25. (restraint) Any external mechanical force that prevents a part from moving to accommodate changes in dimension due to thermal expansion or contraction. Often applied to weldments made while clamped in a fixture. Compare with constraint.