keep+within+bounds

  • 1keep within bounds — index censor, condemn (ban), confine, detain (hold in custody), detain (restrain), immure …

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  • 2To keep within bounds — Bound Bound (bound), n. [OE. bounde, bunne, OF. bonne, bonde, bodne, F. borne, fr. LL. bodina, bodena, bonna; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. Arm. bonn boundary, limit, and boden, bod, a tuft or cluster of trees, by which a boundary or limit could be …

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  • 3within bounds — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Inside of the boundary lines in a game; on or inside of the playing field. * /You must hit the ball inside the lines of the tennis court or it will not be within bounds./ * /If you kick the football over a side line, it… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 4within bounds — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Inside of the boundary lines in a game; on or inside of the playing field. * /You must hit the ball inside the lines of the tennis court or it will not be within bounds./ * /If you kick the football over a side line, it… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 5keep — v 1. maintain, carry on, continue, stay with, proceed, persist, persevere; hold in abeyance, hold on to, put on a back burner; protract, prolong, sustain; abide, endure, last, be constant, be steadfast, stand, remain in. 2. preserve, maintain,… …

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  • 6keep the peace — Synonyms and related words: be conservative, be moderate, be pacifistic, keep within bounds, keep within compass, live temperately, not make waves, not resist, practice nonviolence, practice self control, relent, remain at peace, remit, settle… …

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  • 7Moderation — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Moderation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 moderation moderation lenity &c. 740 Sgm: N 1 temperateness temperateness gentleness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 sobriety sobriety Sgm: N 1 quiet quiet …

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  • 8Shortcoming — (Roget s Thesaurus) >motion short of. < N PARAG:Shortcoming >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 shortcoming shortcoming failure Sgm: N 1 falling short falling short &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 default default defalcation Sgm: N 1 leeway leeway …

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  • 9immure — I verb cast into prison, commit to an institution, commit to prison, confine, constrain, detain, encage, enclose, enclose within walls, entomb, gate, hold, hold captive, hold in captivity, hold in check, hold within bounds, impound, imprison,… …

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  • 10detain — de·tain vt 1: to hold or keep in custody or possession property wrongfully detain ed a juvenile detain ed in a care facility 2: to restrain from proceeding detain ed the driver and asked to see his license …

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  • 11limit — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Boundary Nouns limit, boundary, bounds, confines; curbstone, term, edge; compass; bourne, verge, pale; termination, terminus, end, terminal, extremity; stint; frontier, precinct, border, marches,… …

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  • 12Restraint — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Restraint >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 restraint restraint Sgm: N 1 hindrance hindrance &c. 706 Sgm: N 1 coercion coercion &c.(compulsion) 744 Sgm: N 1 cohibition cohibition constraint repression …

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  • 13moderation — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Keeping within limits Nouns 1. moderation, moderateness, temperance, continence, temperateness, gentleness; self restraint, self control, asceticism, abstinence; teetotalism, soberness, sobriety; quiet,… …

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  • 14hold back — Synonyms and related words: abstain, abstain from, arrest, avoid, avoid excess, backpedal, backwater, begrudge, bit, block, bottle up, brake, bridle, check, clip the wings, close the hand, confine, conserve, constrain, contain, control, cool,… …

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  • 15confine — Synonyms and related words: arena, arrest, bar, bastille, be into, be strong in, block, border line, bottle up, bound, boundary, boundary condition, boundary line, bounds, bourn, box, box in, box up, break boundary, breakoff point, cabin, cage,… …

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  • 16Bound — (bound), n. [OE. bounde, bunne, OF. bonne, bonde, bodne, F. borne, fr. LL. bodina, bodena, bonna; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. Arm. bonn boundary, limit, and boden, bod, a tuft or cluster of trees, by which a boundary or limit could be marked. Cf …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English