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1‘a campus outside the city limits’
boundary, border, boundary line, bound, bounding line, partition line, frontier, edge, demarcation line, end point, cut-off point, termination
perimeter, outside, outline, confine, periphery, margin, rim, extremity, fringe, threshold, compass
2‘for Saturday's match the police have set a limit of 4,500 supporters’
maximum, ceiling, limitation, upper limit
restriction, curb, check, control, curtailment, restraint
damper, brake, rein
3‘resources are stretched to the limit’
utmost, breaking point, extremity, greatest extent, ultimate, end point, the bitter end
4‘that really is the limit!’
the last straw, the straw that broke the camel's back, enough, more than enough
informal the end, it
1‘the pressure to limit costs’
restrict, curb, check, place a limit on, cap, keep within bounds, hold in check, restrain, put a brake on, hold, freeze, peg
regulate, control, govern, delimit, demarcate, circumscribe, ration
arrest, bridle, inhibit, fetter, tie down
increase, allow to grow unchecked
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