restrain (

     v 1: keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep
          your temper"; "keep your cool" [syn: suppress, keep,
           keep back, hold back]
     2: place limits on; "restrict the use of this parking lot"
        [syn: restrict, trammel, limit, bound, confine,
     3: to close within bounds, limit or hold back from 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" [syn: confine, hold]
     4: hold back [syn: encumber, cumber, constrain]
     5: to compel or deter by or as if by threats [syn: intimidate]