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English definition of “control”

control

noun (POWER)    /kənˈtrəʊl/ US  /-ˈtroʊl/
B2 [C or U] the act of controlling something or someone, or the power to do this: She's got no control over that child - it's terrible . He wants the government to impose strict controls on dog ownership . The dictator took control of the country in 1933. He felt he was losing control of events . You need to stay in control of your emotions . The car skidded and went out of control, crashing into an oncoming truck . There was nothing we could do about it - the situation was out of/beyond/ outside our control. She criticized the police's methods of crowd control.Power to control under control B2 being dealt with or limited successfully : It seems that the disease is now under control. Everything is under control, sir . It took them two hours to bring /get the fire under control.Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
(Definition of control noun (POWER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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