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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for severely restrict the scope, extent, or activity of
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“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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Present participle for to hamper or hinder the development or activity of
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Present participle for to regulate the speed or amount of something given or administered
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Present participle for to keep within certain limits
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Present participle for to imprison, confine or incarcerate someone
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Present participle for to have a significant influence on
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Present participle for to enclose or hem in (on all sides)
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Present participle for to cause physical pain to
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Present participle for to refrain from doing something
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Present participle for to command the doing of by one's authority
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In urgent need of immediate attention
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Aggressively vigorous or forceful
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Serving to repress or suppress
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Able to persuade
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Adjective
Able or intended to deter
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