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limit

noun [C]  /ˈlɪm·ɪt/ us  
the greatest amount, number, or level allowed or possible: There’s a limit to her patience. Two cups of coffee are my limit. Spending limits were imposed by the mayor.

limit

verb [T]  /ˈlɪm·ɪt/ us  
to control something so that it is not greater than a particular amount, number, or level: I have to limit my talk to 20 minutes.
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