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[ˈlɪmɪt] noun [C] I
1) the greatest amount or level of something that is possible or allowed
The speed limit here is forty miles an hour.[/ex]
There is a limit to what we can do in two weeks.[/ex]
2) the outer edge of an area
No bombs landed within the city limits.[/ex]
off limits — 1) if a place is off limits, you are not allowed to go there; 2) not allowed or approved of[/ex]
Discussion of these subjects is off limits.[/ex]
Words often used with limit Nouns often used with limit (noun, sense 1) ■ age, speed, time, weight + LIMIT: nouns that can come immediately before limit Verbs often used with limit (noun, sense 1) ■ impose, place, put + LIMITON: limit something ■ define, set, specify + LIMIT: say what the limits are ■ extend, raise + LIMIT: increase the limit ■ lower, reduce + LIMIT: make the limit lower II
verb [T]
limit */*/*/[ˈlɪmɪt]
1) to prevent a number, amount, or effect from increasing past a particular point
The new laws should limit environmental damage.[/ex]
We want to limit classes to a maximum of 30 pupils.[/ex]
2) to reduce or control someone's freedom or ability to be effective
Syn:
restrict
They were limited by the amount of money they could spend on the production.[/ex]
Try to limit yourself to two or three glasses of wine a week.[/ex]
3) be limited to if something is limited to a particular place or group, it happens only in that place or within that group
The right to vote was limited to men.[/ex]

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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