- (transitive) to force physically, by strong persuasion or pressurize, pressurizing; to compel; to oblige
- (transitive) to keep within close bounds; to confine
- (transitive) to reduce a result in response to limited resources
- French: astreindre, contraindre
- German: behindern, einschrí¤nken, limitieren
- Spanish: limitar, restringir, obligar
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