re-strain

[ree-streyn]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to strain again.

Origin:
1870–75; re- + strain1

re-strain, restrain.
Dictionary.com Unabridged

restrain

[ri-streyn]
verb (used with object)
1.
to hold back from action; keep in check or under control; repress: to restrain one's temper.
2.
to deprive of liberty, as by arrest or the like.
3.
to limit or hamper the activity, growth, or effect of: to restrain trade with Cuba.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English restreynen < Middle French restreindre < Latin restringere to bind back, bind fast, equivalent to re- re- + stringere to draw together; see strain1

restrainable, adjective
restrainability, noun
restrainingly, adverb
overrestrain, verb (used with object)
prerestrain, verb (used with object)
unrestrainable, adjective

1. refrain, restrain ; 2. re-strain, restrain.


1. bridle, suppress, constrain. See check1. 2. restrict, circumscribe, confine, hinder, hamper.


1. unbridle. 2. free, liberate.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To restraining
Collins
World English Dictionary
restrain (rɪˈstreɪn)
 
vb
1.  to hold (someone) back from some action, esp by force
2.  to deprive (someone) of liberty, as by imprisonment
3.  to limit or restrict
 
[C14 restreyne, from Old French restreindre, from Latin rēstringere to draw back tightly, from re- + stringere to draw, bind; see strain1]
 
re'strainable
 
adj

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

restrain
mid-14c., from stem of O.Fr. restraindre, from L. restringere "draw back tightly, confine, check" (see restriction).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
After firing an employee because of lies, they slapped a restraining order on
  her and then had her arrested because she called in.
We turned the letters over to the administration, and he was expelled and given
  a campus-wide restraining order.
It sounds to me that he is interested in you, but he is restraining himself
  because you are a student.
Restraining our displays of anger, affection, sorrow.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature