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When Marie's father died, control of the business passed into her hands.
Democrats are hoping to gain control of the House of Representatives at the next election.
Dr. Davies believes that children should have control over their own lives.
Decisions on financial matters are beyond my control.
The island is now under French control.
When we took control of the company, it was losing money.
The driver lost control of the vehicle on an icy road.
He failed to regain control of the aircraft, and it crashed moments later.
an international agreement on arms control
wage and price controls
new controls on the importing of live animals
tighter controls on vehicle emissions
The police were called in to help with crowd control.
Control of inflation is the administration's top priority.
The defendant had lost control after telling the victim several times to leave him alone.
They sat in silence, struggling to keep control of their emotions.
She adjusted the volume control slightly.
Half of the control group suffered further heart attacks, compared with only 12% of those receiving the treatment.
It took us two hours to get through passport control.
Dr. Marion is the person in control of all medical decisions in the hospital.
The governing board is in control of the school's budget.
Forest fires can easily get out of control.
Nobody wants to see inflation get out of control.
We have to keep costs from spiraling out of control.
It was several hours before firefighters could get the blaze under control.
He sometimes has difficulty keeping his temper under control.
This is the American English definition of control. View British English definition of control.