Restrain - Crossword Clue

Crossword Clue Last Updated: 19/07/2019

Below are possible answers for the crossword clue Restrain.

BATE
  1. soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments; "bate hides and skins"
  2. flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons
  3. moderate or restrain; lessen the force of; "He bated his breath when talking about this affair"; "capable of bating his enthusiasm"
CONTROL
  1. a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another; "measures for the control of disease"; "they instituted controls over drinking on campus"
  2. the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"
  3. have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; "Do you control these data?"
  4. be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something;
  5. verify by using a duplicate register for comparison; "control an account"
  6. the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
  7. handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"
  8. (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc; "the timing and control of his movements were unimpaired"; "he had lost contr
CRAMP
  1. a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles; used to hold masonry together
  2. a clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued
  3. a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
  4. suffer from sudden painful contraction of a muscle
  5. affect with or as if with a cramp
  6. prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
  7. secure with a cramp; "cramp the wood"
CURB
  1. the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess;
  2. a stock exchange in New York
  3. an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
  4. a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
  5. place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
  6. to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
  7. keep to the curb; "curb your dogs"
  8. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "
HOLDBACK
  1. Check; hindrance; restraint; obstacle.
INHIBIT
  1. to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
  2. limit the range or extent of; "Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs"
  3. control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior
  4. limit, block, or decrease the action or function of; "inhibit the action of the enzyme"; "inhibit the rate of a chemical reaction"
REININ
TETHER
  1. tie with a tether; "tether horses"
  2. restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
TIEDOWN
TRAMMEL
  1. a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
  2. a restraint that is used to teach a horse to amble
  3. an adjustable pothook set in a fireplace
  4. a fishing net with three layers; the outer two are coarse mesh and the loose inner layer is fine mesh
  5. place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
  6. catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"

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