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verb formal constrict pronunciation in British English /kənˈstrɪkt/
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present tense
present participleconstricting
past tenseconstricted
past participleconstricted
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to become smaller or narrower, or to make something do this
    His throat constricted making it difficult for him to speak.
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  2. 2
    [transitive] to limit what someone is able or allowed to do
    Fear of crime constricts many people’s lives.

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 constrict pronunciation in British English /kənˈstrɪkʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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