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restrain

  

      vt  
     [+person]   (=hold back)   retenir  
→ I grabbed hold of him, trying to restrain him.        
   (=overpower)   maîtriser  
It took nine officers to restrain him.      Il a fallu neuf officiers pour le maîtriser.  
   (=prevent)   empêcher  
to restrain sb from doing sth      empêcher qn de faire qch  
→ ... seeking an injunction to restrain him from selling various goods        
→ The only thing that restrains us from speaking is ...        
→ She restrained the girl from jumping off.        
   (=control)  
  [+anger, emotions]  
contenir  
→ She was unable to restrain her anger ...        
to restrain o.s. from doing sth      se retenir de faire qch  
→ Nancy restrained herself from bringing up the subject        
   (=curb)  
  [+spending, borrowing, inflation]  
mettre un frein à  
→ ... the efforts of governments to restrain inflation ...        
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
restrain v.
restreindre (vt.) ; retenir (vt.)

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Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
exp.
empêcher qn de faire qch
exp.
se retenir de faire qch
exp.
Il a fallu neuf officiers pour le maîtriser.
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'restrain' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
v.
restrain oneself
v.
restrain (vt.)
v.
restrain oneself, shrink to fit
v.
compress (vt.) ; restrain (vt.)
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