Restrain vs Carb - What's the difference?
As a verb restrain
is to control or keep in check.
As a noun carb is
(informal|usually|in the plural).
To control or keep in check.
To deprive of liberty.
To restrict or limit.
, author=George Monbiot, authorlink=George Monbiot
, title=Money just makes the rich suffer
, volume=188, issue=23, page=19
, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly
, passage=In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. […] The public realm is privatised, the regulations restraining
the ultra-wealthy and the companies they control are abandoned, and Edwardian levels of inequality are almost fetishised.}}
(informal, usually, in the plural)
- I'm cutting down on carbs to try and lose weight.
- This is what controls the flow of fuel into the carb .
* carby, carbie
* carb up