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confine

 
Verb confine has 6 senses
  1. limit, circumscribe, confine - restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
    --1 is one way to decrease, lessen, minify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle - place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
    --2 is one way to control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  3. confine - prevent from leaving or from being removed
    --3 is one way to
    restrain, suppress, keep, keep back, hold back
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  4. enclose, hold in, confine - close in or confine
    --4 is one way to hold, bear, carry, contain
    Derived form: noun confinement3
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  5. confine, detain - deprive of freedom; take into confinement
    Antonyms: free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loose
    Derived form: noun confinement2
    Sample sentence:
    They want to confine the prisoners
  6. restrain, confine, hold - 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 held the journalists for ransom"
    --6 is one way to disable, disenable, incapacitate
    Sample sentence:
    They want to confine the prisoners
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