US: /kənˈfaɪn/

English Vietnamese dictionary

confine /kən'fain/
  • ngoại động từ
    • giam giữ, giam hãm, giam cầm, nhốt giữ lại
      • to be confined to one's room: bị giam hãm trong buồng (không được ra vì ốm...)
    • hạn chế
      • to confine oneself to the subject: tự hạn chế trong phạm vi vấn đề
  • nội động từ
    • (từ hiếm,nghĩa hiếm) (+ on, to, with) tiếp giáp với, giáp giới với
    • to be confined
      • ở cữ, đẻ
    • to be confined to one's bed
      • bị liệt giường
  • danh từ
    • ((thường) số nhiều) biên giới
    • (nghĩa bóng) ranh giới (giữa hai loại ý kiến...)

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb [VN]
1 ~ sb/sth to sth [often passive] to keep sb/sth inside the limits of a particular activity, subject, area, etc.
The work will not be confined to the Glasgow area. + I will confine myself to looking at the period from 1900 to 1916.
2 ~ sb/sth (in sth) [usually passive] to keep a person or an animal in a small or closed space: Keep the dog confined in a suitable travelling cage. + Here the river is confined in a narrow channel. + The soldiers concerned were confined to barracks (= had to stay in the barracks, as a punishment)
3 be confined to bed, a wheelchair, etc. to have to stay in bed, in a WHEELCHAIR, etc: She was confined to bed with the flu. + He was confined to a wheelchair after the accident.

Collocation dictionary


entirely, exclusively, solely, strictly, totally
Reliance on state funding is not confined solely to industry.
| increasingly | largely, mainly, principally
The discussion will be confined largel to general principles.
| generally, normally | effectively | by no means, not necessarily
Poverty and deprivation are by no means confined to the north of the country.


Let's confine our attention to the problem of illegal drugs.

Concise English dictionary

+restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
+place limits on (extent or access)
+prevent from leaving or from being removed
+close in or confine
+deprive of freedom; take into confinement
+to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement