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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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Sending a worker into a confined space is dangerous, especially inside machinery that can be powered on at any time, said Cal/OSHA Chief Juliann Sum.
The municipal personnel doing housework such as cooking, cleaning of the rented house would double as follow-up personnel for the needs, medicines and referrals of the patients confined in the hospital,' the mayor said.
This model considers different Stress -strain curves of concrete in zone confined by stirrup and concrete outside Stirrup.
Our holistic offering has been developed to ensure that workers are familiar with the specific risks their job role entails and ultimately, for those entering confined spaces, we want them to go home safely to their families at the end of the day.
This class provides information for any person who may be called upon to execute any task that requires entering a confined space.
First, it's not clear what new requirements, if any, it actually presents; second, it is vague and confusing in its recommendations; and third, in all this confusion, it also appears to contradict long-time OSHA regulations and industry consensus standards, making anyone who thought they knew something about confined space entry ill-prepared for MSHA compliance.
After suffering severe brain injuries in an accident in 1982, I have gained two GCSEs, two NVQs at level 2, a Certificate in Higher Education and a degree in humanities, so surely the label of "learning difficulties" should not come into definitive context, when describing myself or, in fact anybody confined to a wheelchair.
Employers must be in compliance with either the existing confined spaces standard or the new standard's training requirements; those who fail to train employees consistent with either standard will be cited.
Manholes, crawl spaces, tanks and other confined spaces are not intended for continuous occupancy.
SIR - Recently my husband and myself thought it would be nice to take our disabled son, who is confined to a wheelchair, on one of the coach holidays from Cardiff.
Aaron Duckworth distinguished himself as the Ground Safety and Traffic NCO while he managed 2476 confined spaces and led 15 units assigned to the installation confined space program team.
departments regularly work among the most hazardous conditions -- including confined spaces.
Research at Engineering Un iversity Peshawar has confirmed that buildings retrofitted with full scale confined brick masonry can bear earthquake shocks without collapsing.
com)-- The Grace Confined Space Solutions provide the ability to electronically monitor confined space worker safety while satisfying OSHA 1910.
Last summer, one of the waitresses called the police for help, saying their employer had confined them in a hidden corner in the cafe.