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limit

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈlɪmɪt/
B1 the largest amount of something that is possible or allowed: a time limit a legal limit Is there a limit on the amount of money you can claim? There's a limit to how much time we can spend on this.Range and limits
be over the limit UK to have more alcohol in your blood than is legally allowed while drivingRange and limitsDrinking alcohol
within limits avoiding behaviour that is extreme or silly: You can wear what you want, within limits.Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impedingRange and limits
off limits If an area is off limits, you are not allowed to enter it: Most of the palace is off limits to the public. →  See also speed limit Forbidding and banning things
Translations of “limit”
in Korean 한도…
in Arabic الحَدّ الأقْصى…
in French limite, restriction…
in Turkish (miktar) sınır, hudut, had…
in Italian limite…
in Chinese (Traditional) 限額, 限制, 上限…
in Russian предел, ограничение…
in Polish ograniczenie, granica…
in Spanish límite…
in Portuguese limite…
in German die Grenze…
in Catalan límit…
in Japanese 限界, 最大限度…
in Chinese (Simplified) 限额, 限制, 上限…
(Definition of limit noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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