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The case did not reach court because a judge deemed that a legal time limit had been breached. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Access to parts of the south and southwest of the country was still limited only to helicopters and boats. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Tell him you are putting a daily limit on the amount of time you play this game with him. The Sun (2016)Hopefully the sky is this limit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)While he has broadly embraced change, one area remains off limits. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They know perfectly well that presidents and their advisers live in a bubble where they make choices limited by what they are told is possible. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His reading is not known but offenders get jail if they are around twice the UK alcohol limit or more. The Sun (2016)Far outside the city limits, where there is no light pollution, you have the best chance of a good display. The Sun (2016)Three jobs in a day is my limit but I have made more than 1,000. The Sun (2016)This is one small car that is more than comfortable venturing beyond city limits. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The limits of that power were implicit in the reasons for recognising its existence. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Another is to limit building on areas considered at risk. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Push it to the limits and make it your own. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Time limits were there to be obeyed. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The sky is the limit for him. The Sun (2010)You may well be over the legal limit for driving. The Sun (2015)The simplest way of managing it is to agree limits. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We are thinking of three nights at each place and are fairly limited by cost. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The limits placed on a restriction were important factors in the assessment of its proportionality. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Should we be doing something to limit the numbers of these birds? Times, Sunday Times (2008)But there is a boundary and a limit to what they should be seeing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)On day two you limit your carbs and on day three you cut them out altogether. The Sun (2012)Those that were available were limited by the amount of fuel they could carry. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)The difficult thing for any leader is to admit the limits of his power. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Make the limit variable depending on conditions or traffic? The Sun (2011)Choice can be limited in rural areas but most people will have access to at least two surgeries. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In politics it is the only way to reconcile people with unwelcome news or the limits of the possible. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Becoming smarter means improving connections between different brain areas but this runs into tight limits on energy and space. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Sometimes, the specified limit is too much. The Sun (2014)The speed limit on minor country roads could be dropped to 40mph under new government proposals. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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British English: limit /ˈlɪmɪt/ NOUN
A limit is the greatest amount, extent, or degree of something that is possible.
Her love for him was tested to its limits.
- American English: limit
- Arabic: حَدّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: limite
- Chinese: 限度
- Croatian: ograničenje
- Czech: mez hranice
- Danish: grænse
- Dutch: limiet
- European Spanish: límite
- Finnish: yläraja
- French: limite
- German: Grenze
- Greek: όριο
- Italian: limite
- Japanese: 限界
- Korean: 한계
- Norwegian: grense
- Polish: granica limit
- European Portuguese: limite
- Romanian: limită
- Russian: предел
- Spanish: límite
- Swedish: gräns
- Thai: ขีดจำกัด
- Turkish: sınır
- Ukrainian: межа
- Vietnamese: giới hạn
British English: limit VERB
If you limit something, you prevent it from becoming greater than a particular amount or degree.
He limited payments on the country's foreign debt.
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