English - Vietnamese Dictionary
limit /'limit/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- giới hạn, hạn độ
- there is no limit to his impudence]: sự hỗn xược của nó thật không còn giới hạn nào
- (thông tục) (the limit) người quá quắc; điều quá quắc
- really you are the limit: anh (chị) thật là quá quắt
+the greatest possible degree of something
+final or latest limiting point
+the boundary of a specific area
+as far as something can go
+the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity
+the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed
+place limits on (extent or access)
+restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
+decide upon or fix definitely
Advanced English Dictionary
1 Sometimes, limits. extent, bound(s), end, limitation, check, curb, restriction, restraint:
Is there no limit to how far you will go to get your own way?
2 Often, limits. border, edge, end, extent, boundary, bound(s), (boundary or border or partition) line, frontier, perimeter, periphery:
That row of poplars marks the limit of the property to the east.
3 Often, limits. area, territory, confines, zone, region, quarter, district, precinct(s):
Stay outside the three-mile limit. We have jurisdiction only within city limits
4 the limit.
(a) the end, the last straw, the straw that broke the camel's back, all (that) one can take, enough, too much, Colloq it:
Your presumption is the absolute limit - you can't seriously expect me to lend you money.
(b) outrage, joke, surprise, Colloq caution:
Wasn't Nigel the limit in that hat!?
5 check, curb, bridle, restrict, restrain, hold in check:
We must limit spending on arms. The shackles limited my movements.
6 restrict, confine, delimit, narrow, focus, guide, channel:
Please limit your questions to the subject at hand.
7 set, define, determine, fix:
The bank manager has limited my overdraft to half what it was.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 ~ (to sth) a point at which sth stops being possible or existing: There is a limit to the amount of pain we can bear. + The team performed to the limit of its capabilities. + She knew the limits of her power. + to push / stretch / test sb/sth to the limit + His arrogance knew (= had) no limits.
2 ~ (on sth) the greatest or smallest amount of sth that is allowed: a time / speed / age limit + The EU has set strict limits on levels of pollution. + They were travelling at a speed that was double the legal limit. + You can't drive-you're over the limit (= you have drunk more alcohol than is legal when driving). + to keep government spending within acceptable limits
3 the furthest edge of an area or a place: We were reaching the limits of civilization. + the city limits (= the official boundary of the city)
Idioms: be the limit (old-fashioned, spoken) to be extremely annoying
off limits (especially AmE) = OUT OF BOUNDS
within limits to some extent; with some restrictions: I'm willing to help, within limits.
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+ verb [VN]
1 ~ sth (to sth) to stop sth from increasing beyond a particular amount or level: measures to limit carbon dioxide emissions from cars + The amount of money you have to spend will limit your choice.
2 ~ yourself / sb (to sth) to restrict or reduce the amount of sth that you or sb can have or use: Families are limited to four free tickets each. + I've limited myself to 1 000 calories a day to try and lose weight.
Phrasal Verbs: limit sth to sb/sth [usually passive] to make sth exist or happen only in a particular place or within a particular group: Violent crime is not limited to big cities. + The teaching of history should not be limited to dates and figures.
outer | northern, southern, etc. | three-mile, etc. | absolute
I can offer you £20 but that's myabsolute limit.
| higher, maximum, upper | lower | strict, stringent, tight
Theapplication must be made within astrict time limit.
| age, speed, time, weight
There's a weightlimit on the bridge.
| physical | safety | budget, cash, credit, earnings, financial, income, overdraft | legal, prescribed, statutory | recommended
VERB + LIMIT
reach | cross | establish, impose, place, put, set
Central government has set a limiton spending by local councils. |
increase, raise | lower | exceed
exceeding the speed limit
| push sb to
She pushed me to the limitof my abilities.
above a/the ~
The level of radioactivity in the soil was found to be above recommended limits.
| at a/the ~
I was almost at the limits of my patience.
| below a/the ~
The price fell below the lower limit. The trees are found only below a limit of 500 metres.
| beyond a/the ~
Heat levels rose beyond the recommended limits. fishing beyond the twelve-mile limit
| on a/the ~
islands on the outer limit of the continent
| over a/the ~
He'd been drinking and was well over the legal limit.
| up to a/the ~
You can buy cigarettes up to a limit of 200 per person.
| within a/the ~
They did well within the limits of their knowledge. There was no school within a limit of ten miles.
| within ~s
The children can do what they like, within limits.
| without ~
Banks may buy bills of exchange without limit.
| ~ on
There's a limit on the number of tickets you can buy.
| ~ to
There's a limit to what we can do to help. verb
seriously, severely, strictly
VERB + LIMIT
attempt to, seek to, take steps to, try to | be designed to
The change in the law was designed to limit the scope for corruption.
| agree to | serve to, tend to
Rigid job descriptions can serve to limit productivity.
The teaching of history should not be limited to dates and figures.
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