|Origin:||restreindre, from Latin restringere, from stringere; STRINGENT|
to stop someone from doing something, often by using physical force
restrain somebody from doing something
I had to restrain her from running out into the street.
He had to be restrained from using violence.
to control your own emotions or behaviour:
Renwick restrained a feeling of annoyance.
restrain yourself (from doing something)
She could barely restrain herself from hitting him.
to control or limit something that is increasing too much:
Price rises should restrain consumer spending.