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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
… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally
the amount of money that a business makes or loses
spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles
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