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constrain

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconstraincon‧strain /kənˈstreɪn/ ●○○ AWL verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 LIMITto stop someone from doing what they want to do syn restrictconstrain somebody from doing something 🔊 Financial factors should not constrain doctors from prescribing the best treatment for patients.2 LIMITto limit something syn restrict 🔊 Poor soil has constrained the level of crop production. 🔊 Women’s employment opportunities are often severely constrained by family commitments.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
constrainThird, as a government becomes less committed to democracy, the freedom and independence of the media are increasingly constrained.Wealth, however, is not similarly constrained.They have also been constrained by Britain's geographic location and limited resources.However, a real plant will be constrained by the amount of already existing plant material and its needs.Poor economies abroad may constrain demand for U.S. exports.In the boiler overhaul, for example, Taylor found that a worker lost much time because of his constrained position.The bill actually constrains the legislature from doing what they are elected to do.They assume, that is, that the principles of analogy and local interpretation constrain their experience.Nature abhors the superfluous, yet is constrained to produce the seemingly extravagant.
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Verb table
constrain
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyconstrain
he, she, itconstrains
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyconstrained
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave constrained
he, she, ithas constrained
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad constrained
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill constrain
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have constrained
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam constraining
he, she, itis constraining
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you, we, theyare constraining
Past
I, he, she, itwas constraining
you, we, theywere constraining
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been constraining
he, she, ithas been constraining
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been constraining
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be constraining
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been constraining
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