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200 BM Daily Vocabulary #145 | constrain

July 30, 2019

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Today’s word is: constrain. The meaning of constrain is: to stop someone from doing something, to control or limit something, restrict the movement

In this English vocabulary lesson you will learn how to use the word constrain. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.

The word constrain means to prevent someone from doing something or to put restrictions on some movement.

For example: A special team of the police was deployed to constrain the people who had gathered to protest.

Listen carefully how we can use the word constrain in 8 different situations in 8 different sentences.

Example number 1 of 8: The doctors prescribed a range of expensive medicines to the patient. However, lack of finances constrained the patient from buying those medicines.

Example number 2 of 8:  There are some regions where families don’t allow girls to work in the night shift or opt for higher education. This constrains their freedom, financial independence and holistic growth.

Example number 3 of 8:  The economy of some of the developed nations slowed down during the last year. This may constrain the demand for exports to those countries.

Example number 4 of 8: There were reports in media that certain bank officers were issuing loans without proper verification. This prompted the central bank to take corrective action and it constrained the banks from giving loans without proper approvals.

Example number 5 of 8: Sushmita had a limited English vocabulary. She realised that this

constrained her ability to express her thoughts during office meetings. Hence, she decided to enroll for a business English improvement class.  

Example number 6 of 8:  Satya was born in a family of doctors. Everyone expected him to be a doctor. But, he had a passion for becoming a musician. His family acted pragmatically and never constrained him from pursuing his dream.

Example number 7 of 8:  The government is in the process of building a highway between two major cities. However, the project involves acquisition of land from respective owners for construction. It is anticipated that this may constrain the speed of execution of the project.

Example number 8 of 8: The batsman suffered a muscle tear during a practice session. This constrained his ability to run between the wickets.

Today we learnt the word constrain which means: to stop someone from doing something, to control or limit something, restrict the movement.

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