Translation of "confine" - English-Spanish dictionary

confine

verb uk /kənˈfaɪn/

A to limit an activity, person, or problem in some way

limitar, restringir
Let’s confine our discussion to the matter in question, please!
Please confine your use of the phone to business calls.
By closing the infected farms we’re hoping to confine the disease to the north of the region (= stop it from spreading to other areas).

A to keep someone closed in a place, often by force

confinar, encerrrar
The hostages had been confined for so long that they couldn’t cope with the outside world.

(Translation of “confine” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

confine

verb /kənˈfain/

to keep within limits; to stop from spreading

confinar, limitar
They succeeded in confining the fire to a small area.

to shut up or imprison

confinar, recluir
The prince was confined in the castle for three years.
confined adjective

(with to) kept in or shut up in

recluido
She was confined to bed with a cold.

narrow, small

reducido, limitado
a confined space.
confinement noun

state of being shut up or imprisoned

reclusión
solitary confinement.

(formal, old-fashioned) (the time of) the birth of a child

parto
her third confinement.
confines /ˈkon-/ noun plural

(formal) limits or boundaries

límites, confines
within the confines of the city.

(Translation of “confine” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)