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

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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 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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The authorities had confined us to the provincial capitol compound, away from the charred zone that ironically is known by its regal name in M'ranao-Datu sa Dansalan.
But before we could get used to the instrument, it was time to let go of the wires that confined us to one place.
There are fires, there is and unbearable stench and this has confined us to our homes.
During this recent snowfall which confined us to our home without a milk delivery this young man, known only to us as Matty, heard of our predicament and went out of his way to visit our local shop and return with an ample supply.
A toss of the coin has confined us to the away dressing room on our own patch, but hopefully we'll make opposition territory a home from home in our Pool C fixture.
Foot and mouth has confined us to our farms for so long that we desperately need an outlet to discuss issues and get ourselves through this crisis.
That pretty much confined us to growing them in late summer as a coolweather crop.
This state of affairs has confined us to indoors and we cannot move to market even to buy vegetables and other commodities, said a group of ladies.
Foot-andmouth has confined us to our farms for so long that we desperately need an outlet to discuss issues and get ourselves through this crisis.
We can not go to market as the filth gushing out from drains has confined us to the four walls of our homes, said Shoaib, a teacher.