keep (someone or something) under (one's) control

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keep (someone or something) under (one's) control

1. To assume a position of power over a person, group, or thing. The terms of the treaty keep our country under the king's control. I think you'll have a hard time keeping the department under your control—they're very loyal to their old boss.
2. To have power over someone or something so as to limit their or its potential negative effects. In this usage, a pronoun is not used between "under" and "control." Thankfully, the teacher was able to keep all the kids under control during the evacuation.
See also: control, keep

bring/get/keep something under conˈtrol

succeed in dealing with something so that it does not cause any harm: It took two hours to bring the fire under control.Please keep your dog under control!
References in classic literature ?
If you consider, I said, that when in misfortune we feel a natural hunger and desire to relieve our sorrow by weeping and lamentation, and that this feeling which is kept under control in our own calamities is satisfied and delighted by the poets;-the better nature in each of us, not having been sufficiently trained by reason or habit, allows the sympathetic element to break loose because the sorrow is another's; and the spectator fancies that there can be no disgrace to himself in praising and pitying any one who comes telling him what a good man he is, and making a fuss about his troubles; he thinks that the pleasure is a gain, and why should he be supercilious and lose this and the poem too?
Margam Country Park, in Neath Port Talbot, has put a warning on its social media channels after a series of incidents in the last few weeks of dogs not being kept under control whilst visiting the park.
'Corruption can be kept under control. Corruption is prevalent more or less in all countries, but if we want, we can control it.
He suffers from epilepsy but this is kept under control with his medication and he's not had an episode since being on meds.
Nevertheless, core inflation was kept under control due to policy consistency by Bank Indonesia in terms of anchoring rational inflation expectations, including maintaining exchange rates in line with the rupiahs fundamental value.
So it is welcome that about 300 police officers will be deployed tomorrow to make sure 1000 Spartak Moscow fans are kept under control when they visit Ibrox.
There are seven attacks every day, mostly at the front door or in the garden, usually when a dog is not kept under control, figures showed.
Similarly, the inflation rate has been kept under control due to effective monetary and fiscal policies.
In these bazars sugar , flour , bason and pulses are being provided at subsidised rates while prices of other edibles are kept under control.
The firm said that it is closing the office because costs could not be kept under control. A drop in assets has also prompted the move.
Molly has variable recall and she must be kept under control around any kind of livestock.
I have owned a Staffie and am fond of the breed but I know that these dogs and indeed all dogs, large or small, should be trained properly and kept under control.
Tracing where an animal has been enables outbreaks of disease to be kept under control.
The divided loyalties of Matteo Beligoni (left) Italian general manager of San Carlo Group's latest city centre venue and English bar manager John Thurlow (right) were kept under control by the restaurant's receptionist Giannina Kucinska and San Carlo director Alessandro Distefano, who is Anglo-Italian.
A DOG control order for Albert Park, Middlesbrough, has come into force to ensure dogs are kept under control and owners pick up their animal's mess immediately.