confine forcibly

confine forcibly
index constrain (imprison)

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  • constrain — I (compel) verb actuate, apply pressure, assert oneself, bring about by force, bring pressure to bear upon, burden, cause to, charge, coerce, cogere, command, command influence, compel, compellere, decree, demand, dominate, drive, enforce,… …   Law dictionary

  • constrain — constrainable, adj. constrainer, n. constrainingly, adv. /keuhn strayn /, v.t. 1. to force, compel, or oblige: He was constrained to admit the offense. 2. to confine forcibly, as by bonds. 3. to repress or restrain: Cold weather constrained the… …   Universalium

  • constrain — con•strain [[t]kənˈstreɪn[/t]] v. t. 1) to force, compel, or oblige 2) to confine forcibly, as by bonds 3) to repress or restrain • Etymology: 1275–1325; MEconstrei(g)nen< AF, MF constrei(g)n , s. of constreindre < L constringere. See con …   From formal English to slang

  • constrain — /kənˈstreɪn / (say kuhn strayn) verb (t) 1. to force, compel, or oblige; bring about by compulsion: to constrain obedience. 2. to confine forcibly, as by bonds. 3. to repress or restrain. {Middle English constreign(en), from Old French… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • constrain — v.tr. 1 compel; urge irresistibly or by necessity. 2 a confine forcibly; imprison. b restrict severely as regards action, behaviour, etc. 3 bring about by compulsion. 4 (as constrained adj.) forced, embarrassed (a constrained voice; a constrained …   Useful english dictionary

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