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limit

noun [C]
 
 
/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 industry experts.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 → See also credit limit, floor limit, time limit
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