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Restrain, 1) to strain, to draw tight: “a headstall of sheep's leather which, being --ed to keep him from stumbling, hath been often burst,” Shr. III, 2, 59.
2) to check, to hinder from motion, to confine: “she is resolved no longer to r. him,” Ven. 579. “immured, --ed, captivated, bound,” LLL III, 126. “you have --ed yourself within the list of too cold an adieu,” All's II, 1, 52. “none of this could r. the stiff-borne action,” H4B I, 1, 176. “my little stomach to the war and your great love to me --s you thus,” Troil. III, 3, 221. “should have kept short, --ed and out of haunt, this mad young man,” Hml. IV, 1, 18. “should have him thus --ed,” Lr. II, 2, 154. With from: “hoxes honesty behind, --ing from course required,” Wint. I, 2, 244. With of: “me of my lawful pleasure she --ed,” Cymb. II, 5, 9.
3) to suppress, to repress, to oppress: “his eye, which late this mutiny --s,” Lucr. 426. “when men r. their breath on some great sudden hest,” H4A II, 3, 64. “to chain up and r. the poor,” Cor. I, 1, 87. “if they should by the cormorant belly be --ed,” Cor. I, 1, 87 “r. in me the cursed thoughts,” Mcb. II, 1, 8. “if she have --ed the riots of your followers,” Lr. II, 4, 145.
4) to keep back, to withhold: they would r. the one (your lands), “distain the other,” R3 V, 3, 322 (withhold them from you and keep them to themselves. cf. restraint in Err. III, 1, 97). With from: “--est from me the duty which to a mother's part belongs,” Cor. V, 3, 167. With to: “--ing aid to Timon,” Tim. V, 1, 151. --ed == prohibited: “to put metal in --ed means,” Meas. II, 4, 48.
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