retain control

This page is about the collocation retain control

collocation pattern: verb + noun


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.

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