verb (used with object)
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verb (used with or without object)
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH re-strainre-strain , restrain
Example sentences from the Web for restrain
A lawsuit alleges staff members restrained him for nearly two hours, even as he vomited and urinated on himself.
With two officers restraining each of the girl’s hands, video shows, she slides to the street, thrashing and kicking at police as she pleads to see her dad.Rochester police handcuffed and pepper-sprayed a 9-year-old girl, body-cam footage shows|Jaclyn Peiser|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
Kids who weren’t restrained at all definitely suffered the consequences.How Much Do We Really Care About Children? (Ep. 447)|Stephen J. Dubner|January 14, 2021|Freakonomics
Illinois lawmakers had the support to ban schools from locking students alone in a room or physically restraining them face down.Bill Banning Locked Seclusion and Face-Down Restraints in Illinois Schools Stalls as Lawmakers Run Out of Time|by Jennifer Smith Richards, Chicago Tribune, and Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica|January 14, 2021|ProPublica
Each victim may receive multiple services, including legal help with things like restraining orders, emergency hotel night vouchers, counseling sessions and online professional training, officials said.Center Serving Domestic Violence Victims Remains Closed, Angering Advocates|Ashly McGlone|January 6, 2021|Voice of San Diego
Three off-duty cops working as security guards apprehended Saylor and proceeded to restrain him in an ultimately fatal fashion.Worse Than Eric Garner: Cops Who Got Away With Killing Autistic Men and Little Girls|Emily Shire|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All said that they only touched the jogger or helped restrain her, while one or more of the others forced themselves on her.
What about allowing a school to manually or "mechanically" restrain students?
The other detectives had to restrain her to keep her from striking him again.Meet 'The Queen of Thieves' Marm Mandelbaum, New York City's First Mob Boss|J. North Conway|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To some observers, this is a classic Red State action to try to restrain the growth of renewable energy.
At sight of this generous enemy, this faithful friend, how could he restrain the grateful impulse to fling himself into his arms!The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
It may be, of course, that the responsibility was thrown on the lady in order to restrain the hand of the incensed king.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
Refraining from vowing to him, man sustains a character no higher than the wicked who restrain prayer before God.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
A husband cannot chastise his wife, but he may use force to restrain her from committing a violent criminal wrong.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
And, making a desperate effort to restrain his tears, he rushed rather than went out of the room.Camille (La Dame aux Camilias)|Alexandre Dumas, fils