confine (someone or something) within (something)

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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.
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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?
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The extreme visual and atmospheric contrast between the richness of such elements as the brass model of Kyoto's Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion in Untitled #16 a/u, 2015, and the pared-down lines of the barriers, boxes, and platforms that interacted with them was at once pleasing and oppressive, as if the artist intended to both liberate her subjects from their roots and confine them within a refined aesthetic prison.
One of the primary arguments against the deal is that the five Taleban leaders will re-enter the anti-American fight, even though Qatar has vowed to confine them within the country for a year.
Human beings will have to protect themselves and oppose whatever terrifies them and confine them within their fears.
Their technical expertise and management skills should not confine them within their own organisation.
Lambert could have perhaps suggested that unions attempt to forge a new ideology that does not confine them within the bounds of capitalism.