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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 back yard.
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 back yard.
See also: confine, within
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He said Umaria sessions court judge Surendra Sharma was confined inside his own residence and tortured.
On the other hand, non-PhilHealth members confined in government hospitals may also avail of its Point of Service program.
There are 25 avoidable deaths within confined spaces in the UK and Ireland each year due to hazardous works, manual tank cleaning methods, which remains common practice.
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The notice was taken in the backdrop of the Chief Justice of Pakistan's visit to Central Prison, Karachi on May 12, where certain such prisoners had been confined.
There are two main components of the location: the confined space rescue services business, which is manned out of the building all year, and the training.
'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.
Ebad said he learned through local news headlines that the deposed CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry had been confined to his home.
Concrete-filled steel tubular columns, which have been widely used in high-rise buildings, bridges, etc., are also utilizing the increased strength and deformability of confined concrete to achieve a high structural performance [3, 4].
Zhang, "Experimental investigation of the behavior of aramid fiber reinforced polymer confined concrete subjected to high strain-rate compression," Construction & Building Materials, vol.
[1] investigated the behavior of square concrete columns confined by fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) sheets, five specimens were tested and analyzed using finite element method (FEM).
ARCO, a leading safety supplier, says it has injected significant investment into its confined spaces offering, delivering training, consultancy and advice, site services, and equipment hire to a wide range of industries and business sizes across the UK.
BNCW is offering a Confined Space Competent Person course from noon to 5 p.m.
Just a few weeks ago, MSHA issued a new "Confined Space Entry Hazard Alert." Unfortunately, the new alert and accompanying MSHA statements and enforcement are poised to create a great deal of confusion, rather than clarity, about how mine operators should handle confined space entry.