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confine

verb   /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).1872
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.6991261
(Definition 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.
(Definition of confine from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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