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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Prediction of Spectrum Availability and Interference Constrains
3.2 Prediction of Interference Constrains for Cognitive Nodes
Suppose the probability thresholds of spectrum availability and interference constrains are respective [alpha], [beta], which will be discussed later, and [v.sub.max] is the maximum of the velocity for one cognitive node.
Step4: Predict interference constrains of cognitive nodes as shown in Table 2.
In this article I introduce a method for fitting [PM.sub.10] mortality concentration-response functions that constrains the concentration-response functions to be biologically plausible, i.e., a nondecreasing function of the [PM.sub.10] concentration.
I use data from Cook County, Illinois, to illustrate the methodology of constrained versus unconstrained concentration-response function estimation.
The difference between this study and other studies is that the piecewise linear functions are constrained to ensure the resulting concentration-response function is biologically plausible.
[[beta].sub.1] and [[beta].sub.2] are constrained to be non-negative.
This brings us to our next question: Given that society constrains our accounts of reality, how do we ever produce true knowledge?
Going further, it does not matter whether reality exists, for reality does not constrain our accounts of it (Woolgar, 1983).
If sociologists can see that reality does not constrain scientific narratives, then the producers and consumers of those narratives should realize the same thing.
It's what people were expecting, he says: There's a theory that magnetically constrained diffusion occurs in these stellar atmospheres.
The strong educational experience of PET's owners, however, partially compensates for the constrains, the agency added.
Despite the recent agreement between Iran and the P5+1 countries, CI expects that the operating environment will remain very difficult until significant easing of sanctions has taken place, and will therefore continue to constrain the FSR for some time.
Despite the recent agreement, CI expects that the operating environment will remain very difficult until significant easing of sanctions has taken place and will therefore continue to constrain the FSR for some time.
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