Translation of "constrict" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /kənˈstrɪkt/ us

to become tighter and narrower, or to make something become tighter and narrower

estrechar, dificultar
He hated wearing a tie – he felt it constricted his breathing.
When you’re dancing, you don’t want to wear anything that constricts your movements.
The drug causes the blood vessels to constrict.

to limit an action or behaviour

restringir, coartar
Too many rules had constricted her lifestyle.
constriction noun uk /-ˈstrɪk.ʃən/ us

restricción, opresión, constricción
The constrictions (= limits) of prison life were inhuman.
He felt a constriction (= a tight feeling) in his chest.

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


verb /kənˈstrikt/

to press tightly; to cramp

apretar, oprimir
The tight collar was constricting his neck.

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