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confine

US [kənˈfaɪn]
UK [kən'faɪn]
  • v.限制;限定;监禁;禁闭
  • n.范围;界限;边界;限度
  • Web局限;局限于
Simple Present:confines  Present Participle:confining  Past Tense:confined  
confine
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v.
1.
[oftpass]
~ sb/sth to sth
限制;限定to keep sb/sth inside the limits of a particular activity, subject, area, etc.
The work will not be confined to the Glasgow area.
此项工作不会局限于格拉斯哥地区。
I will confine myself to looking at the period from 1900 to 1916.
我将把自己考察的范围限定在 1900 年至 1916 年这段时间以内。
2.
[usupass]
~ sb/sth (in sth)
监禁;禁闭to keep a person or an animal in a small or closed space
Keep the dog confined in a suitable travelling cage.
把狗关进适于旅行的笼子里。
Here the river is confined in a narrow channel.
这条河在这里流入狭窄的河槽。
The soldiers concerned were confined to barracks(= had to stay in the barracks , as a punishment) .
有关的士兵已受到禁闭在营房的处分。
3.
be confined to bed, a wheelchair, etc.
使离不开(或受困于床、轮椅等)to have to stay in bed, in a wheelchair , etc.
She was confined to bed with the flu.
她因患流感卧病在床。
He was confined to a wheelchair after the accident.
经过那场事故后他就离不开轮椅了。

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