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retain control

This page is about the collocation retain control

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to maintain control of, or keep control over, something

For example

  • The company's original owners retained full control by refusing to sell their shares.

  • If they don't lose any seats, the governing party will retain control of parliament.

Note:
Also "keep control"

Quick Quiz

The pilot retained control of the aircraft

a. throughout the storm

b. after losing control

c. after the storm

Contributor: Matt Errey