HyperDic: confine

English > 5 senses of the word confine:
VERBchangeconfine, restrict, trammel, limit, bound, throttleplace limits on (extent or access)
contactconfineprevent from leaving or from being removed
stativeconfine, enclose, hold inclose in
socialconfine, detaindeprive of freedom
contactconfine, restrain, hold, constrainto close within bounds, limit or hold back / back from movement
confine > pronunciation
Rhymesaffine ... wine: 145 rhymes with ayn...
English > confine: 5 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningplace limits on (extent or access).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsrestrict, trammel, limit, bound, throttle
Narrowerclamp down, crack downrepress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)
demarcate, delimit, delimitateSet, mark, or draw the boundaries of something
draw the line, draw a lineReasonably object (to) or set a limit (on)
gaterestrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory / dormitory or campus as a means / means of punishment
hamper, halter, cramp, strangleprevent the progress or free movement of
mark off, mark outSet boundaries to and delimit
reduce, tightenNarrow or limit
restrain, encumber, cumberhold back
scant, skimpLimit in quality or quantity
stiffen, tighten, tighten up, constrainrestrict
tieLimit or restrict to
Spanishestrangular, limitar, restringir
Catalanestrangular, limitar, restringir
English > confine: 5 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningprevent from leaving or from being removed.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
NarrowercabinConfine to a small space, such as a cabin
closetConfine to a small space, as for intensive work
coop up, coop inConfine in or as if in a coop
lock in, lock away, lock, put away, shut up, shut away, lock upplace in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
lock in, seal inClose with or as if with a tight seal
Broaderrestrain, keep, keep back, hold backKeep under control
English > confine: 5 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningClose in; darkness enclosed him".
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsenclose, hold in
Narrowerbound, borderform the boundary / boundary of
box in, box upenclose or confine as if in a box
embankenclose with banks, as for support or protection
frameenclose in a frame, as of a picture / picture
rail, rail inenclose with rails
Broaderhold, bear, carry, containContain or hold
Spanishcercar, confinar, encerrar
Catalanconfinar, envoltar, tancar, voltar
Nounsconfinementthe state of being confined
English > confine: 5 senses > verb 4, social
Meaningdeprive of freedom; take into confinement.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to confine the prisoners
Narrowerbind overOrder a defendant to be placed in custody pending the outcome of a proceedings against him or her
cage, cage inConfine in a cage
imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remandlock up or confine, in or as in a jail
imprisonConfine as if in a prison
interndeprive of freedom
keephold and prevent from leaving
keep inCause to stay indoors
straitensqueeze together
trap, pin downplace in a confining or embarrassing position
Oppositefree, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, loosegrant freedom to
Spanishconfinar, detener, encarcelar, limitar
Catalanconfinar, detenir, empresonar, limitar
Nounsconfinementthe act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them
English > confine: 5 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningTo close within bounds, limit or hold back / back from movement.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThey want to confine the prisoners
Synonymsrestrain, hold, constrain
NarrowerenchainRestrain or bind with chains
fetter, shackleRestrain with fetters
groundConfine or restrict to the ground
impound, poundplace or shut up in a pound
pen up, foldConfine in a fold, like sheep
pinion, shackleBind the arms of
pound, pound upshut up or confine in any enclosure or within any bounds or limits
tie down, tie up, bind, trussSecure with or as if with ropes
Broaderdisable, disenable, incapacitatemake unable to perform a certain action
Spanishaguantar, constreñir, contener, sujetar
Catalanaguantar, sostenir-se, sostenir, subjectar

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