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A rebel army was now controlling the northern half of the country.
Most of the news media were controlled by the central government.
a real estate company that controls assets worth $200 million
The surgeon controls the device remotely using a computer terminal.
I hit a patch of ice and couldn't control the car.
The flow of water is controlled by a series of valves.
New teachers often find it difficult to control their classes.
The generals who seized power used terror to control the people.
The temperature in the museum is carefully controlled.
the parts of the brain that control our breathing
We must do more to control the spread of the virus.
a new package of regulations, aimed at controlling pollution and minimizing waste
Carol struggled to control her anger.
I could hardly control my temper.
If you can't learn to control yourself, you'll have to leave.
This is the American English definition of control. View British English definition of control.
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