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restrict (someone or something) to (someone or something)

1. To limit or confine someone or something to a narrow or specific selection, range, or group or people or things. Often used in passive constructions. We're restricting applications to people who live in the Pacific Northwest. The soldiers were restricted to just two items of food per day to make the rations last.
2. To limit or confine someone or something to a particular and limited course of action. Often used in passive constructions. Citizens are being restricted to post and share information on websites and social media platforms that have been approved—and censored—by the government. The new legislation restricts corporations to make financial distributions out of realized profit.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

restrict someone or something to someone or something

to limit someone or something to someone or something; to confine someone or something to someone or something. (The first something may typically refer to a choice or selection.) When choosing team members, we are restricting them to people they already know. We restricted the choices to Bill, Bob, or Ted.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The production of all wind and solar farms in the Bulgarian territory serviced by CEZ will be restricted from 10:00 to 17:00 local time reports Focus Information Agency.The territorial dispatch departments of the Electricity System Operator told CEZ Distribution Bulgaria AD to restrict the maximum capacity by 40% due to misbalance between electricity production and consumption.The orders are compulsory for the CEZ operational staff and the operational staff of the electricity producers connected to the respective grid.The wind and solar farms in Northeastern Bulgaria attached to the grid of ENERGO-PRO power distribution company are to restrict their electricity production by 40% between 10:00 and 17:00 local time.The restriction comes at the order of the Electricity Sys
Nearly half of the hunters who were restricted from places they tried to hunt report they hunted less as a result, according to a recent www.HunterSurvey.com poll.
338) enacted in Louisiana will require that certain information produced by the state's Department of Environmental Quality be restricted from distribution or dissemination via the Internet.
Each waste generator is responsible for testing its waste, or an extract of it, to determine if it is restricted from land disposal.
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