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to set a limit beyond which someone cannot go without suffering serious consequences
to prevent a number, amount, or effect from increasing past a particular point
to keep something at the correct level
to control something and prevent it from increasing in size or number
to control what something will be
to keep something within strict limits
to control or limit something that is harmful
to control or get rid of a bad habit, feeling, or attitude
to keep something within limits
when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available
a dance in which a pair of dancers turns continuously while moving around the dance floor
a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users
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Free thesaurus definition of to limit or control something or someone from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.