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To limit, restrict, or inhibit the degree or level of
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“No longer able to constrain her anger, Pari peeled the cloth off her forehead and threw it aside exploding in fury.”
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To impede or hamper the movement or progress of
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“The specific technical shortages in their pool of personnel will constrain their progress.”
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To physically restrict the movement of, such as by entrammeling
“Those who, like Menelaus or Aristaeus, wish to consult him must first capture him and constrain him in chains, a thing notoriously difficult to do.”
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To shut in or place a boundary around
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Constrain them within a suitable cage until we are ready to unleash them.”
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To forcefully pressure someone into doing something
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“If she silently rebelled against a command, nothing could constrain her into obedience.”
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To forcefully persuade someone into doing something
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“There was no show of eagerness to dispense with his services as gamekeeper, or to constrain him into retirement from duty.”
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To hamper or hinder the development or activity of
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To regulate the speed or amount of something given or administered
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To imprison, confine or incarcerate someone
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To have a significant influence on
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To cause physical pain to
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To command the doing of by one's authority
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