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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.
Translations of “limit”
in Korean 한도…
in Arabic الحَدّ الأقْصى…
in French limite, restriction…
in Turkish (miktar) sınır, hudut, had…
in Italian limite…
in Chinese (Traditional) 限額, 限制, 上限…
in Russian предел, ограничение…
in Polish ograniczenie, granica…
in Spanish límite…
in Portuguese limite…
in German die Grenze…
in Catalan límit…
in Japanese 限界, 最大限度…
in Chinese (Simplified) 限额, 限制, 上限…
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