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confine (someone or something) to (someone or something)

1. To restrict a person or animal to a particular place or area. Don't worry, the baby is confined to her playpen right now. Maddy is scared of dogs, so we need to confine Fido to the backyard.
2. To restrict something to a particular person or thing; to limit the scope of something. We need to confine our investigation to the area around the park for now. Please confine your requests to the essentials, so as to not overwhelm the staff.
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confine (someone or something) within (something)

To restrict a person or animal to a particular place or area. Don't worry, I confined the baby within her playpen. Maddy is scared of dogs, so we need to confine Fido within the backyard.
See also: confine, within

confine someone or an animal to something

to limit someone or an animal to a particular place; to imprison someone or an animal in a particular place. Would you please confine the dog to the basement? She confined herself to the small room for over a year because of her fear of crowds.
See also: animal, confine

confine (someone or an animal) within something

to contain someone or an animal within something. We were unable to confine the dog within the yard. Could you confine all your car-repair mess within the garage?
See also: confine, within

confine something to someone or something

to limit something or the doing of something to a person or a thing. Please try to confine your comments to John. Can we confine tonight's discussion to the agenda?
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It was found by the study that the axial compressive strength of FRP confined concrete in elliptical specimens is controlled by the amount of confining FRP and the major to minor axis length ratio a/b of the column section.
Police are set to serve a fresh arrest warrant on Kobayashi in another case, this time on suspicion of confining another woman in her 20s in Tokyo for about four months up until last December.
The study is not only observation to liquefaction phenomena but also influence of confining pressure and cyclic deviator stress on liquefaction of clayey sand.
As markers of European medical superiority, institutions propagated the myth of medicine as an import ant means of colonization despite their limitations in actually confining and treating patients.
This book contextualizes women who have been out there since before queer theory but without confining them in any way.
A "[B]igger's place" - the enforced African-American place within visibility - seems, then, to be more restricting and confining than the "nigger's place" which the lynch mob promises to show Taylor.
Or could it be that confining our youth is a violent solution?
While both Haney and Grassian advocate confining mentally ill offenders in hospitals or, at least, in prisons with specially designed mental,health units, both recognize that this is not about to happen soon.
Mercy For Animals is urging the grocery giants to adopt new animal welfare guidelines prohibiting their pork suppliers from confining pigs in crates so small they cannot even turn around.
Yasuyoshi Kobayashi, who was indicted a day earlier on a charge of confining a 19-year-old woman for more than three months, has denied bringing the 23-year-old woman to his apartment or keeping her in captivity, the police said.
Confining the plasma provides several key benefits: it enables damage-free processing, allows Clean Mode(TM) operation without chamber wall contamination, and retains a consistent RF path inside the chamber for industry-leading stability and repeatability.
According to the court, confining the sex offender at a state detention facility did not violate his due process rights, absent allegations that his conditions of confinement were different from those imposed on any other civil detainee at the detention facility.
Such optical crystals have the same overall orderliness as ordinary crystals, but the positions of individual atoms are determined not by forces between atoms but by the wavelength of the confining light.
The court denied qualified immunity to prison officials, finding that no objectively reasonable person in their position could have believed that he or she was not violating the prisoner's constitutional rights by confining the prisoner in administrative segregation for 514 days without the hearing required by the prison regulation.
Small changes in the strength or geometry of the confining, electromagnetic field or in the wavelength or intensify of the laser beams responsible for cooling the ions to less than a degree above absolute zero (SN: 7/23/88, p.