restrain verb

ADV. barely I barely restrained myself from hitting him. | effectively | forcibly, physically She had to be physically restrained.

VERB + RESTRAIN be unable to, can't/couldn't, can/could no longer She could not restrain a flash of pride. | seek to, try to | manage to

PREP. from He restrained himself from shouting at her.

PHRASES an attempt/effort to restrain sb