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"limit" in British English

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limitnoun

uk   us   /ˈlɪm.ɪt/
B1 [C] the ​greatestamount, ​number, or ​level of something that is either ​possible or ​allowed: Is there a limit on the ​amount of ​money you can ​claim? I ​think we ought to put a ​strict limit on the ​amount of ​time we can ​spend on the ​project. There's a limit to the ​number of ​times I can ​stop what I'm doing just so I can ​help him! We set a time limit of 30 ​minutes for the ​test. [U] informal the ​amount of something that is enough and not too much: Three ​cocktails are my limit. I won't have any more - I know my limit!the limit old-fashioned informal something that is very ​annoying or not ​convenient: And now you're ​cuttingyourtoenails in ​bed! That really is the limit! the ​largestamount of ​alcohol that is ​legallyallowed to be ​present in the ​blood while a ​person is ​driving a ​vehicle: She was ​definitelydriving over the limit.limits [plural] limit: I'd like to ​playsquash, but I'm 60 and I know my limits. His ​genius knows no limits. The ​payrise was in ​excess of spending limits imposed/set by the ​government.
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limitverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈlɪm.ɪt/
B2 to ​control something so that it is not ​greater than a ​particularamount, ​number, or ​level: I've been ​asked to limit my ​speech to ten ​minutesmaximum. Having so little ​money to ​spend on an ​apartment does limit you in ​yourchoice.
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(Definition of limit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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limitnoun [C]

 us   /ˈlɪm·ɪt/
the ​greatestamount, ​number, or ​levelallowed or ​possible: There’s a limit to her ​patience. Two ​cups of ​coffee are my limit. Spending limits were ​imposed by the ​mayor.

limitverb [T]

 us   /ˈlɪm·ɪt/
to ​control something so that it is not ​greater than a ​particularamount, ​number, or ​level: I have to limit my ​talk to 20 ​minutes.
(Definition of limit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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limitnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈlɪmɪt/
the greatest ​amount, ​number, or ​level that is possible or ​allowed: beyond/over/outside the limit Am I over the limit on the ​amount of ​money I can ​claim?below/within/under the limit Wages accounted for 57% of ​turnover - just under the 60% limit ​recommended by ​industryexperts.a limit to sth There's a limit to the ​number of ​times I can ​stop what I'm doing just so I can ​help him!a limit on sth I ​think we ought to put a strict limit on the ​amount of ​time we can ​spend on the ​project.impose/place/set a limit We set a ​time limit of thirty ​minutes for the ​test. exceed/​reach/​reduce a limit stretch/​push the limit

limitverb [T]

uk   us   /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 ​environmentaldamage.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 ​minutesmaximum.
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 ​menialservicejobs.limit yourself to sth Older ​investors do not have to limit themselves to ​corporatebonds.
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.
(Definition of limit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “limit”
in Korean 한도…
in Arabic الحَدّ الأقْصى…
in Malaysian batas, had…
in French limite, restriction…
in Russian предел, ограничение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 限額, 限制, 上限…
in Italian limite…
in Turkish (miktar) sınır, hudut, had…
in Polish ograniczenie, granica…
in Spanish límite…
in Vietnamese ranh giới, giới hạn…
in Portuguese limite…
in Thai ขีดจำกัด…
in German die Grenze…
in Catalan límit…
in Japanese 限界, 最大限度…
in Chinese (Simplified) 限额, 限制, 上限…
in Indonesian batas, penghematan…
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