To draw back again; to hold back from acting, proceeding, or advancing, either by physical or moral force, or by any interposing obstacle; to repress or suppress; to keep down; to curb.
- To hold back or keep in check; control: couldn't restrain the tears.
- To hold (a person) back; prevent: restrained them from going.
- To deprive of freedom or liberty.
- To limit or restrict.