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restrictverb [T]

uk   /rɪˈstrɪkt/  us   /rɪˈstrɪkt/
(Definition of restrict from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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restrictverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈstrɪkt/
to limit someone's actions or movement, or to limit the amount, size, etc., of something: The government has so sharply restricted his fishing that he can barely pay his crew. The state legislature voted to restrict development in the area.
restricted
adjective  us   /rɪˈstrɪk·tɪd/
Many events are free, so families on restricted budgets can participate.
restrictive
adjective  us   /rɪˈstrɪk·tɪv/
She campaigned against restrictive immigration laws.
restrictively
adverb  us   /rɪˈstrɪk·tɪv·li/
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restrictverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈstrɪkt/
to limit something, reduce its size, or prevent it from increasing: If they want to restrict access to their pages, privacy controls are available.restrict the sale/supply/use of sth Georgia is one of 22 states that restrict the sale of raw milk for human consumption. Other recommendations included restricting the number of retail outlets that can sell tobacco.restrict sth to sb/sth They restrict these payments to employees who have been with the firm for more than a year.restrict the right of sb to do sth The Government has recently restricted the right of council tenants to buy their own homes.
to limit someone's actions or movements: We are restricted from producing more than a certain quantity of air emissions, water effluent, or solid waste.restrict sb to sth Consumers with successful suits would be restricted to $1.5 million in damages.
(Definition of restrict from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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