- Inflections of 'confine' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
- v 3rd person singular
- v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
- v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
- v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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confine ⓘMost examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
- confined [him, the child] to his room
- confined himself to his [study, office] to [work, finish]
- try to confine the [disease, infection, outbreak] (to)
- have been confined for [five days]
- confine the discussion to...
- is not confined to any one...
- traditionally women have been confined to [supporting roles, the kitchen, the home]
- confine the [research, study] to
- confine the [guest, mailing] list to
- just confine your [writing, article] to
- confined in bed with [the flu, a cold]
- was confined to a wheelchair
- should not confine ourselves to...
- try not to confine yourself to...
- from the confines of his [room, office]
- [retreated to, hid in, prefers, felt safe in] the confines of his [room]
- [outside of, get out of, escape from] the confines of her [room]
- the [balcony, terrace] stretched to the confines of the building
- spent most of their time within the confines of the [courthouse, library]
- within the confines of the law
- within the confines of [masculinity, traditional society]