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verb [transitive] formal constrain pronunciation in British English /kənˈstreɪn/
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I/you/we/theyconstrain
he/she/itconstrains
present participleconstraining
past tenseconstrained
past participleconstrained
  1. 1
    to limit someones freedom to do what they want
    We are always constrained by our budget.
    planning regulations that constrain development
  2. 2
    [usually passive] to force someone to do something that they do not want to do
    feel constrained to do something: She should have kept quiet, but felt constrained to answer.

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