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  Words related to confine

Related / Similar Words: restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, throttle, circumscribe, hold, detain, enclose, hold in

 

Definition:
  • place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends";
  • restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day";
  • 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 h;
  • prevent from leaving or from being removed;
  • deprive of freedom; take into confinement;
  • close in or confine;

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    Hyponyms: reduce, tighten, tie, gate, draw the line, draw a line, mark off, mark out, rule, harness, rein, baffle, regulate, hamper, halter, cramp, strangle, stiffen, tighten up, constrain, clamp down, crack down, inhibit, restrain, encumber, cumber, hold down, number, keep down, cap, restrict, curtail, curb, cut back, demarcate, delimit, delimitate, content, ration, tie down, tie up, bind, truss, fetter, shackle, enchain, pinion, impound, pound, pound up, pen up, fold, ground, cabin, closet, coop up, coop in, lock in, lock away, lock, put away, shut up, shut away, lock up, seal in, keep, straiten, imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, remand, intern, bind over, cage, cage in, trap, keep in, bound, border, embank, rail, rail in, box in, box up, frame

     

    Derivational Morphology: boundary, edge, bound, bounds, limiter, clipper, limit, limitation, restriction, shackle, bond, hamper, trammel, trammels, restrainer, controller, circumscription, detention, hold, custody, keep, constraint, restraint, detainee, political detainee, confinement, enclosure, natural enclosure

     

     
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