Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (v) restrain, confine, hold, constrain (to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free 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"
- S: (v) restrain, encumber, cumber (restrict (someone or something) so as to make free movement difficult)
- S: (v) restrain (prevent (someone or something) from doing something) "security guards restrained the reporter from throwing another shoe"
- S: (v) restrain, keep, keep back, hold back (prevent the action or expression of) "hold back your anger"; "keep your cool"; "she struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays"
- direct troponym / full troponym
- S: (v) hold (keep from exhaling or expelling) "hold your breath"
- S: (v) wink, blink, blink away (keep back by blinking) "blink away tears"
- S: (v) rule, harness, rein (keep in check) "rule one's temper"
- S: (v) baffle, regulate (restrain the emission of (sound, fluid, etc.))
- S: (v) swallow (keep from expressing) "I swallowed my anger and kept quiet"
- S: (v) confine (prevent from leaving or from being removed)
- S: (v) control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits) "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
- derivationally related form
- sentence frame