confine / kənˈfaɪn for 1, 2, 5, 6; ˈkɒn faɪn for 3, 4 /


confine2 个定义

v. 有主动词 verb

con·fined, con·fin·ing.

  1. to enclose within bounds; limit or restrict: She confined her remarks to errors in the report. Confine your efforts to finishing the book.
  2. to shut or keep in; prevent from leaving a place because of imprisonment, illness, discipline, etc.: For that offense he was confined to quarters for 30 days.
n. 名词 noun
  1. Usually confines. a boundary or bound; limit; border; frontier.
  2. Often confines. region; territory.
  3. Archaic. confinement.
  4. Obsolete. a place of confinement; prison.

confine 近义词

v. 动词 verb

enclose, limit


  1. For starters, more people will probably watch the game within the confines of their homes.
  2. From his confines in a Melbourne hotel room, the world’s 70th-ranked men’s tennis player is staging a clinic on the sport’s mental game.
  3. Due to close confines, too many deaths among inmates and correction officers have occurred nationally, and family and friend visitations are canceled.
  4. The trick is still mostly experimental, but it’s an example of thinking outside the artificial confines of a particular AI domain.
  5. Experts in psychology and decision-making say hostility toward wearing masks, even within the shared confines of a passenger jet, has been fueled by politicization — but also by skewed incentives and inconsistent messaging.
  6. It is naïve to imagine that a militarized police will confine itself to surgical strikes in crime-ridden areas.
  7. These questions simply will not confine themselves to quiet rooms.
  8. In war, for instance, we certainly mean to confine our aspirations for life to ourselves and our allies.
  9. Miss Gould will confine her lectures this week in English to the discussion of plays and play-making.
  10. No third mode of origin can be conceived, and we may safely confine ourselves to a review of these two claims.
  11. If he confine that slave in his house, and afterwards the slave has been seized in his hand, that man shall be put to death.
  12. So, we will name no chemicals or poisons but confine ourselves to effects and processes.
  13. We cannot confine the first refrain to one line only, as there is no stop at the end of l. 14.