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  1. [verb] restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
    Synonyms: limit, circumscribe

  2. [verb] place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
    Synonyms: restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, throttle

  3. [verb] prevent from leaving or from being removed

  4. [verb] close in or confine
    Synonyms: enclose, hold in

  5. [verb] deprive of freedom; take into confinement
    Synonyms: detain

  6. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: restrain, hold


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