Definitions for confine

Definitions for (verb) confine

Main entry: restrain, restrict, confine, bound, limit, trammel, throttle

Definition: place limits on (extent or access)

Usage: restrict the use of this parking lot; limit the time you can spend with your friends

Main entry: circumscribe, limit, confine

Definition: restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"

Main entry: hold, confine, restrain

Definition: to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement

Usage: This holds the local until the express passengers change trains; About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade; The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center; The terrorists held the journalists for ransom

Main entry: confine

Definition: prevent from leaving or from being removed

Main entry: detain, confine

Definition: deprive of freedom; take into confinement

Main entry: enclose, hold in, confine

Definition: close in; darkness enclosed him"

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