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1‘their cats are confined in the house’
enclose, incarcerate, imprison, intern, impound, hold captive, trap
shut in, shut up, keep, pen in, pen up, cage, lock in, lock up, coop, coop up, box in, box up, immure, mew up
fence in, hedge in, hurdle, rail in, wall in, wall up
encircle, surround, ring, encompass, hem in, close in, kettle
North American corral
rare gird, compass
2‘he confined his remarks to the job in hand’
keep within the limits of, not allow to go beyond
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