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limit

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈlɪmɪt/
to control something so that it is not more than a particular amount, number, or level: limit damage/liability This change can help to limit environmental damage.limit the effectiveness/usefulness of sth Farmers cover coca leaves with substances that limit the effectiveness of the herbicide spray.limit sth's scope Regulations limit their scope to activities of a commercial nature carried out in other countries.limit sth to sth I've been asked to limit my speech to ten minutes maximum.
to control the amount of something or the type of thing that a person or organization can have: limit sb to sth Having so little money to spend on a car does limit you to an older used model. The city's economy limits the poor to menial service jobs.limit yourself to sth Older investors do not have to limit themselves to corporate bonds.
be limited to sb/sth to be only available to a particular person or group or to only affect a particular person or group: Coupons for a 15% discount will be limited to the first 1000 people to visit the site. An outbreak of flu was limited to people who travelled in the winter months.
Translations of “limit”
in Korean 제한하다…
in Arabic يُحَدِّد…
in Portuguese limitar…
in Catalan limitar…
in Japanese ~を制限する…
in Italian limitare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 限制,限定…
in Russian ограничивать…
in Turkish sınırlamak, sınırlandırmak, ...ile yetinmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 限制,限定…
in Polish ograniczać…
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