Definition of 'confine'
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They highlight the growth of a pursuit once confined to a narrow social elite. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This danger is not just confined to sport. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are two strong reasons for confining the army to barracks. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Would he do this in the confines of a prison cell? The Sun (2014)These will increase the storage capacity of the space when area is a confining factor. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Safety valves are needed only when pressure builds within a confining system. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Our knowledge was in fact largely confined to that which was in the public domain. ONE HUNDRED DAYS (2003)In the close confines of a primary school it can spread fast. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This problem is usually confined to very muscular men. Living with Angina (1991)We are now confined to our houses. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He could foresee a life of writing and a way out of the confines of class. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)They are by no means confined to matters of administration. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They can only retreat by one narrow road confined between impassable woods. WATERLOO: Napoleon's Last Gamble (2005)The poaching phenomenon is not just confined to financial services. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The army was confined to barracks and did not interfere. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Delivering training within the confines of the prison was a challenge. Times, Sunday Times (2007)His reticence now is confined to areas where he really does not know enough. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was close confined for three months. RALEGH'S LAST JOURNEY: A Tale of Madness, Vanity and Treachery (2003)This is still a problem confined to a small group of society. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But gentlemen, we must confine ourselves within limits. The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett (2005)The tax benefits of marriage are not confined to a couple's lifetime. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'confine'
British English: confine VERB
To confine something to a particular place or group means to prevent it from spreading beyond that place or group.
Health officials have successfully confined the epidemic to this area.
Definition of confine from the Collins English Dictionary
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