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To limit, restrict, or inhibit
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“Help me, O God, to scrub away the guilt, to flush away the regrets, to polish and oil the rusty hinges that constrain my spirit.”
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To force physically, by strong persuasion or pressurizing
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“He argues that the main plot of the post-Stalin years was the waning of administrative pressure, but his sources constrain him to tell the story of reforms.”
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Severely restrict the scope, extent, or activity of
“As a result, domestic laws and policies in a wide range of areas need to be changed to make them compliant with these rules, even though this will severely restrict or constrain possible policy options in many areas.”
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To restrain or to keep in check
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To obstruct or get in the way of an operation or process
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To hamper or hinder the speech, ability or development of
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To restrain or immobilize (someone) by tying up or holding their arms or legs
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Incite someone to do something, especially something bad
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To have a significant influence on
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To cause physical pain to
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To refrain from doing something
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Make narrower, especially by encircling pressure
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Upset, distress someone
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To make use of
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To command the doing of by one's authority
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