control

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kənˈtrəʊl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kənˈtroʊl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kən trōl)


Inflections of 'control' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
controls
v 3rd person singular
controlling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
controlled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
controlled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

control

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [total, complete, unquestionable] control
  2. has [political, military] control
  3. [use, take, methods of] birth control
  4. [set, install, choose] parent controls (on the internet)
  5. [security, access, program, content, internet] controls
  6. (poor) [quality, disease, pollution] control
  7. change the [climate, temperature] control
  8. has control [over, of] me
  9. take control of this situation
  10. fight for control (of)
  11. [relinquish, concede] control
  12. are out of control!
  13. take control of [yourself, your actions, your emotions]
  14. keep your [anger, frustration, behavior] under control
  15. [lose, gain] control of
  16. is under the control of
  17. (has) introduced controls to [insure, prevent]
  18. is a member of the ground control
  19. [Mexican, UK] border control
  20. the [player, attacker] showed great ball control
  21. the (fork-lift) controls are easy to [operate, understand]
  22. [pass through, get stopped at] passport control
n as adj
  1. is a control freak
  2. control [settings, features, measures]
  3. on the control panel
  4. the ground control tower
  5. the (US) border control [agency, system]
  6. birth control methods
  7. the birth control pill
v
  1. control the [population, people, citizens]
  2. control the [crowd, riot, protest]
  3. control the [press, media]
  4. control the [pain, progress, disease]
  5. control the [outcome, results]
  6. control [access, entrance] to
  7. control [a plane, the helicopter]
  8. controlled by [the pilot, the autopilot, a passenger]
  9. controlled [automatically, manually]
  10. controlled by a [switch, button, lever]
  11. controlled to [prevent, ensure]
  12. control your [eating, smoking, gambling] (habits)
  13. (cannot) control your [emotions, thoughts, desire]
  14. (try to) control yourself
  15. control the [company, government, country]
  16. controlled by big [corporations, companies, money, pharma]
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