[verb] keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
Synonyms: suppress, keep, keep back, hold back
[verb] place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
Synonyms: restrict, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle
[verb] 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"
Synonyms: confine, hold
[verb] hold back
Synonyms: encumber, cumber, constrain
[verb] to compel or deter by or as if by threats
bottle up, suppress
control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate
draw the line, draw a line
mark off, mark out
rule, harness, rein
hamper, halter, cramp, strangle
stiffen, tighten, tighten up, constrain
clamp down, crack down
restrain, encumber, cumber, constrain
tie down, tie up, bind, truss
pound, pound up
pen up, fold
daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scare