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strictadjective

uk   us   /strɪkt/
B1 strongly limiting someone's freedom to behave as they wish, or likely to severely punish someone if they do not obey: My parents were very strict with me when I was young. Stricter controls on air pollution would help to reduce acid rain. A strict curfew has been imposed from dusk till dawn. We follow very strict guidelines on the use and storage of personal details on computers. Do you think stricter gun laws would reduce the murder rate in the United States? The drug should only be administered under strict medical supervision. The negotiations took place in strict (= total) secrecy.
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C2 exactly correct: a strict translation of the text He would be found guilty under a strict interpretation of the law.B2 used to refer to someone who follows the rules and principles of a belief or way of living very carefully and exactly, or a belief or principle that is followed very carefully and exactly: His parents were strict Catholics. She's a strict vegetarian and refuses to eat any poultry or fish.in a strict sense in the most limited meaning of a word, phrase, etc.: In a strict sense, frost refers simply to a temperature of zero degrees Celsius or less.
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