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Scores more protesters were restrained by police while waving trade union banners and shouting abuse. The Sun (2010)One with blood dripping down his face was restrained by police. The Sun (2016)It took six police officers to restrain him. The Sun (2012)He tried to fight his way into the home but had to be restrained by police officers. The Sun (2012)In general the police were restrained. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Do not restrain legs and arms, or put anything in their mouth. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Inflation was restrained not because of structural changes in the economy but by the effect of inexpensive Chinese imports. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One elderly man wearing a prayer cap wailed after he recognised one of the dead, and police restrained him from climbing into an ambulance with the body. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'restrain'
British English: restrain VERB
If you restrain someone, you stop them from doing what they intended or wanted to do, usually by using your physical strength.
He gripped my arm, partly to restrain me and partly to reassure me.
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