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verb arrest, bar, bind, blockade, bridle, call a halt, check, confine, constrain, contain, control, cramp, curb, curtail, debar, delimit, deprive of liberty, detain, deter, disallow, discountenance, enchain, enclose, enjoin, fasten, fetter, forbid, govern, hamper, handcuff, handicap, harness, hinder, hold, hold back, hold in check, hold in custody, immure, imprison, incarcerate, inhibit, interdict, jail, keep, keep under control, keep within bounds, limit, lock up, manacle, moderate, obstruct, oppose, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, quell, repress, reprimere, restrict, retinere, shackle, stifle, stop, subdue, subjugate, suppress, take into custody, take prisoner, tenere, tie, trammel, vanquish, wall in, withhold
Associated concepts: restraining order, restraining statute
Foreign phrases: Exempla illustrant non restrigunt legem.Examples illustrate, but do not restrain, the law.
See also: adjourn, allay, apprehend, arrest, balk, ban, bar, block, border, bound, cancel, capture, censor, check, clog, commit, condemn, confine, constrain, constrict, continue, control, curb, debar, delay, deter, diminish, discipline, discourage, disqualify, enclose, enjoin, estop, fetter, foil, forbear, forbid, govern, halt, hamper, hinder, hold up, immure, impede, imprison, inhibit, interdict, jail, limit, lock, mitigate, moderate, mollify, obstruct, occlude, police, preclude, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, repress, restrict, rule, stay, stem, stifle, stop, strangle, subdue, subjugate, suppress, thwart, toll, trammel, withhold
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High restrainers did not remember more food cues after food-related thought suppression than did low restrainers.
These are natural forums to discuss fears, concerns, opportunities and restrainers and keep these conversations going so that all members can have their fingers on the pulse of what is going on.
Restrained eating is a widespread problem with approximately 25% of college women describing themselves as restrainers (Rand & Kuldau, 1991).
After the lethal injection, the 36-year-old struggled with his wrist restrainers in a last bid to give her the finger as he lay in the death chamber in Huntsville,Texas.
Right-wingers termed these fiscal restrainers "Dime Store Democrats," by which they meant that those who favored balanced budgets did so for unprincipled reasons--they'd spend a dime to the Democrats' dollar without challenging the underlying reason for the program.
Why should we be restrainers if the final battle is the purpose of historical development?
His great contribution was to use electrical stimulation to demonstrate the complexity of motion during grasp, pointing out that many muscles participate, some as direct motors, some as moderators, some as restrainers, and some as antagonists.
The purpose of the closures is for work including installation of cable and pipe restrainers, spokeswoman Judy Reynolds said.
Industry Overview II-1 Snowmobile Market - A Bird's Eye View II-1 Cyclical Growth Patterns II-2 Market Drivers for Industry Growth II-2 Market Restrainers II-3 Current and Future Analysis II-3 Unit Analysis II-3
The model numbers are located on a cloth tab attached to the bungee line restrainers at the end of the bars.
The report comprehensively lays out the market drivers and restrainers, market forecasts, leading companies and their strategies, as well as technologies and investment status, and risks and trends to help the reader make a balanced decision for investment.