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Constrain

Con`strain´
v. t.1.To secure by bonds; to chain; to bond or confine; to hold tightly; to constringe.
[imp. & p. p. Constrained ; p. pr. & vb. n. Constraining.]
When winter frosts constrain the fields with cold.
- Dryden.
2.To bring into a narrow compass; to compress.
How the strait stays the slender waist constrain.
- Gay.
3.To hold back by force; to restrain; to repress.
4.To compel; to force; to necessitate; to oblige.
The love of Christ constraineth us.
- 2. Cor. v. 14.
I was constrained to appeal unto Cæsar.
- Acts xxviii. 19.
5.To violate; to ravish.
6.To produce in such a manner as to give an unnatural effect; as, a constrained voice.
Verb1.constrain - hold back
2.constrain - restrict; "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"
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