- vt. 抑制；阻止；束缚；剥夺
- vt. 抑制,遏制; 管制,克制,约束 hold back sb/sth from movement or action; keep sb/sth under control or in check
keep under control; keep in check;
"suppress a smile"
"Keep your temper"
"keep your cool"
place limits on (extent or access);
"restrict the use of this parking lot"
"limit the time you can spend with your friends"
to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement;
"This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"
"About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"
"The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"
"The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
to compel or deter by or as if by threats
- He couldn't restrain his curiosity.
- She tried to restrain her sobs.
- Shame may restrain what the law does not prohibit.
- We must not restrain children of their liberty.
- I must learn to restrain myself.
- If you can't restrain your dog, you must lock it up.
- I could not restrain my anger.
- restrain from (v.+prep.)
制止〔阻止,限制〕…做prevent sb or oneself by force or effort from sth or doing sth wrong
restrain sb/oneself from sth/v-ing
I had to restrain myself from telling him what I thought of him.
The man lost his temper and had to be restrained from violence by neighbors who held his arms.
- hardly restrain 几乎克制不住
Grandfather had to be restrained from lifting the bags.出自： E. L. Doctorow
Aristotle..could hardly restrain himself from jumping up.出自： J. Heller
- restrain, restrict
- 这两个词都有“限制,约束,管制”的意思。restrain的语气比较温和,有时指自我约束; restrict是指限制在一个界限或范围内。
- ☆ 14世纪中期进入英语，直接源自古法语的restreindre，意为压制；最初源自拉丁语的restringere，意为约束。