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Overview of verb confine

The verb confine has 6 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (5) restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle

(place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends")

2. (4) limit, circumscribe, confine

(restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day")

3. (3) confine

(prevent from leaving or from being removed)

4. enclose, hold in, confine

(close in; darkness enclosed him")

5. confine, detain

(deprive of freedom; take into confinement)

6. restrain, confine, hold

(to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "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")

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