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Noun: confines  'kón,fInz
  1. A bounded scope
    "he stayed within the confines of the city"
Verb: confine  kun'fIn
  1. Place limits on (extent or access)
    "confine the use of this parking lot";
    - restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, throttle
     
  2. Restrict in quantity or scope
    "I confine you to two visits to the pub a day";
    - limit, circumscribe
     
  3. Prevent from leaving or from being removed
     
  4. Close in
    "darkness confined him";
    - enclose, hold in
     
  5. Deprive of freedom; take into confinement
    - detain
     
  6. Limit to within certain bounds; physically prevent from moving
    "This confines the local until the express passengers change trains";
    - restrain, hold

Type of: ambit, bear, carry, check, compass, contain, control, curb, decrease, disable, disenable, hold, hold back, hold in, incapacitate, keep, keep back, lessen, minify, moderate, orbit, range, reach, restrain, scope

Antonym: free

Encyclopedia: Confines

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