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constrain (one) from (doing something)

To prevent or hinder one from doing something. For years, stage fright constrained me from singing in public.
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constrain someone from doing something

to prevent someone from doing something; to hold someone back from doing something. I hope this doesn't constrain you from trying out for the play. His handicap did not constrain him from finishing the race.
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The constrained geometry catalyst used to polymerize EPDM has demonstrated efficiencies on the order of 1 x [10.
The first elastomeric material produced using a constrained geometry catalyst system offered to the rubber industry was ethylene-octane copolymer, available under the tradename of Engage from DuPont Dow Elastomers.
In constructing a successful survival strategy, the regime's tactics are constrained by the socio-political effects of the historical process of state formation and by the availability of economic resources under its control.
In freelayer and constrained layer damping systems, the actual movement and the heat generated are very small.
Nevertheless, the rating of PAE remains constrained by the risks of operating in Argentina.
RCC's liquidity is constrained given its cash position, the available draw on its credit facility, and the inability to fully pay its preferred dividend obligation.
For years, the promise of a hard real-time solution for Java developers targeting deeply embedded or resource constrained applications has been mostly unfulfilled," said Dave Wood, PERC Product Manager.
Ratings reflect the abrupt decline in AGI's operating performance in the past year, uncertainty over acceptance of its Alpha game platform, its constrained liquidity, and its limited operational flexibility.
Earnings growth is somewhat constrained by rising costs given tight labor markets, high energy-related prices (explosives and diesel fuel), high steel prices, and tight markets for equipment and parts.
ImagePhone2(TM) is software based and not constrained by inventory, stocking or delivery issues that plague hardware-based VoIP providers.
Unlike other hardware based VoIP models such as those offered by SBC (NYSE:SBC), Comcast (Nasdaqnm: CMCSA), Vonage, AT & T, CallVantage (NYSE:T), Packet 8 (NASDAQ: EGHT) and Delta Three (NASDAQ: DDDC), ImagePhone2(TM) is a software based and is not constrained by inventory, stocking or delivery issues that plague hardware-based suppliers.
Unlike other hardware based VoIP models such as those offered by SBC (NYSE:SBC), Comcast (Nasdaq:CMCSA), Vonage, AT&T, CallVantage (NYSE:T), Packet 8 (NASDAQ:EGHT) and Delta Three (NASDAQ:DDDC), ImagePhone2(TM) is software based and is not constrained by inventory, stocking or delivery issues that plague hardware-based suppliers.
This disruption occurs at a time when the company is facing material losses from the third and fourth quarter hurricanes, which although financially manageable, have nonetheless resulted in a decline in the group's risk-adjusted capital at a time when its financial flexibility is somewhat constrained.
SecureRF's methods are thousands of times more efficient than any commercially available security protocol, and are suitable for use where power, time, and footprint are constrained.
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