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English definition of “control”

control

verb [T]     /kənˈtrəʊl/ US  /-ˈtroʊl/ (-ll-)
B1 to order, limit, or rule something, or someone's actions or behaviour: If you can't control your dog, put it on a lead! You're going to have to learn to control your temper. The temperature is controlled by a thermostat. The laws controlling drugs are very strict in this country. The government is trying to control spending.Controlling and being in charge
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