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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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Moreover, in addition to constraining foreign policy behavior, the 'asabiyya dilemma compounds the regional permeability predicament by facilitating external (or internal) manipulation of the domestic arena.
The lack of natural borders and a geographic location between contending regional aspirants (Iraq, Syria, and Israel) has often exposed Jordan to the pressures of regional powers, constraining the country's foreign policy options.
When common materials are used for the damping material and/or inappropriate thicknesses of the damping material and constraining layer are selected, the result is much effort with marginal performance.
Constrained layer systems are difficult to design because damping is a function of many variables, including: damping material stiffness and thickness; constraining layer stiffness and thickness; the flexural rigidity of the base structure and the vibration modes involved; and the temperature of the structure and frequency of the vibration.
6 million), constraining the company from achieving rapid sustainable growth in the more sophisticated markets.
Constraining the ratings is the difficult market environment for players, such as Copenhagen Re, because the reinsurance market is becoming increasingly concentrated, with larger shares of business going to the very strong and sophisticated international players.
Also constraining Peru's ratings is a low per capita income, estimated at US$2,300 in 2000, which underscores the government's limited taxation capacity.
The rating reflects Samarco's excellent cost position, steady improvement in credit measures and several constraining factors.
pilcrow (paragraph sign)] Factors constraining the ratings include Samarco's relatively small size, dependence on essentially a single product and exposure to the cyclical nature of the steel industry.
Factors constraining the ratings include Samarco's relatively small size, dependence on essentially a single product (pellets) and exposure to the cyclical nature of the steel industry.
NHI's high dividend payout and heavy bank-line usage are also currently constraining financial flexibility.
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