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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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1 billion units, where the market size of 100 million vehicles sales and production in 2020 will be located and how the rise and rise of vehicle scrappage constrains ownership and renews and cleans the world's vehicle fleet.
1 billion units, and how the rise of vehicle scrappage constrains ownership and renews and cleans the world's vehicle fleet.
This exposure to Brazil constrains the local currency rating.
This constrains broadband service deployment because carriers simply cannot provision bandwidth cost-effectively throughout the metropolitan-area infrastructure.
The `last mile' of metropolitan-area networks continues to constrain high speed data service deployments," said Beth Gage, vice president of consulting with TeleChoice.
The slider element constrains the range of motion to a straight line with just a few inputs.
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