Translation of confine in Spanish:


Pronunciation /kənˈfʌɪn//kənˈfaɪn/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (limit, restrict)
    to confine sth to sth limitar / restringir algo a algo
    • she confines her analysis to one country limita / restringe su análisis a un país
    • he confined himself to a few words of thanks se limitó a expresar unas pocas palabras de agradecimiento
    • drug addiction is not confined to large cities la drogadicción no afecta únicamente a las grandes ciudades
    • the fire was confined to the basement el incendio se localizó en el sótano
    • Considering these will strengthen the proposal by grounding it in the dynamic of an ongoing reality; failure to do so will confine its discussion to the narrow scope of the academy.
    • Either this determination is not made, however, or it is confined to mutually antagonistic pockets of conviction within the church.
    • These days, most scholars confine their researches to a narrow stretch of time and space.
    • I must confine my writing to the inside, enclose it within a perimeter, which forms a circular line, an orbit around the text.
    • He worked assiduously to confine the judges to their legal duties, and tried to limit their contacts with Versailles by forbidding them from sitting on the councils of the princes.
    • In subsequent years, Givon would confine her efforts to the main gallery spaces in the Monument.
    • In this sense, popular culture functions as a trap to confine the imagination to stereotypical images of Indian people.
    • The great majority of women within fascist movements were confined to activities generally considered to be suited to their nature - essentially welfare work.
    • Space themes are not confined to futuristic fictional series on television, although these are by far the best known and the greatest revenue generators.
    • Early guideline efforts confined their scope to preconception counselling, pregnancy, and birth.
    • Ministers who kept their mouths shut and confined their views to Cabinet meetings feel betrayed.
    • The furniture in this exhibition is not confined to gallery spaces, however.
    • Consequently, some areas of town are isolated, and thus confine their residents to staying close to home.
    • I propose to confine my comments to matters of general policy within the Club.
    • If anything, increasingly independent boards of directors are overseeing the succession process and are less likely to confine their search to the best candidate within the company.
    • He doesn't allow partisanship to affect the main body of his work on international trade and monetary policy; he confines his misstatements to areas he doesn't know much about, like energy economics.
    • In particular, it said, the terms were too restrictive in confining the examination to just three hospitals and to deceased children under 12 years who were born alive.
    • The lack of high profile politicos was noted as the bride and groom confined the guest list to family and close friends.
    • It needs to be planted away from buildings and underground pipes because it develops rather fat roots which are known to lift paving and crack pools if it is confined to too small a space.
    • For space reasons we have confined the study to British and Irish directors at the top nine publicly quoted companies.
  • 2

    (shut in, imprison)
    (person) confinar
    (person) recluir
    (animal) encerrar
    they were confined to barracks estaban arrestados
    • she is confined to a wheelchair está confinada a una silla de ruedas
    • he was confined to bed for several months estuvo postrado en cama durante varios meses
    • rain confined them to the house la lluvia los obligó a permanecer en la casa
    • He was confined to a wheelchair and told that he would never walk again.
    • He lost seven stone in weight and was eventually confined to bed, relying on a nebuliser to help him breathe.
    • He is confined to a wheelchair and he hopes his own story will help change the minds of politicians who are opposed to lifting bans on therapeutic cloning.
    • It was for this reason she was confined to her room until someone was sent to get her.
    • Most dramatically, the state can use the fact of a prior conviction as the basis for confining someone in a mental institution, even after he has completed his prison sentence.
    • When she was diagnosed with MS at the age of 17, the Failsworth mother-of-two was confined to a wheelchair.
    • His greatest disappointment was being confined to his bed by illness for two weeks of the campaign.
    • A good teacher really does keep pointing the way upward and forward, and really does let the student grow without confining him in a cage.
    • When she was 15, her father became paralysed and was confined to a wheelchair.
    • It's just that she's confined to bed these days and she gets bored, so she makes things up.
    • If each wall in this room were painted this color, you'd feel as if you were confined in a tight little box, albeit a box of a pretty color.
    • Under impeachment he was confined in the Tower from 1679 to 1684.
    • At present, six million pregnant sows in the EU are confined in stalls, including many in the Republic of Ireland.
    • If a man steals or kills somebody, according to newly found ‘blanket’ wisdom of ‘two wrongs do not make a right’ there is no need to punish the guilty and confine him to the jail or send him to the gallows.
    • They confined her in a hotel room under a doctor's care, but after only two days of this, she began showing symptoms of high blood pressure, dehydration, and stress.
    • But I think it would be for the best that we wait until she is confined in a jail cell, it may be too hard to keep her under control in the open like this.
    • You are in detention in the sense of being detained and you may be detained even though you are not confined to a particular place.
    • Their anatomy was half-human, half-animal, and they were confined in a low-ceilinged, windowless and oddly proportioned space.
    • Alexandra has cerebral palsy, is confined to a wheelchair and suffers from frequent epileptic fits.
    • But being confined to a wheelchair has not deterred him from tireless fundraising to help makeover the school's sensory garden in memory of three pupils who died last year.
    • For six months she was confined in the Jewish ghetto, then she was transferred to Dachau, near Munich.
    • There they were confined in an utterly alien climate, with a resulting death toll of some forty percent, until the winter of 1913-14.
    • But despite the need for twice-daily physiotherapy, constant dependency on antibiotics and in her final months being confined to a wheelchair, she stayed positive throughout.
    • She was confined to a wheelchair, could not recognise her parents and was given a year to live.
    • A highly infectious disease, it passes easily from sheep to sheep, particularly when they are confined in a small space, during housing, periods of supplementary feeding or even in handling yards.
    • The Church, however, forbade Galileo to teach the theory and eventually confined him to house arrest until his death in 1642.
    • The boss has a daughter who is confined to a wheelchair by a psychosomatic illness.
    • Instead of yelling at me, he threw me over his shoulder, strode down the main deck, and tossed me in the room I was confined in before.
    • The psychologist warned that it would be harmful to confine him in the punitive ‘management unit’ or among men in the Red 1 compound designed for ‘long-term behaviour management’.
    • The patient, named only as Mrs H, was confined to a wheelchair and never left the home.
    • He was hospitalised, endured numerous operations, was confined to a wheelchair for many months and kept out of school for a year.
    • The youngster, who is confined to a wheelchair, is unable to breathe or swallow unaided and the only parts unaffected are her brain, heart, eyes and ears.
    • She had recently fallen and fractured her pelvis and was confined to a wheel chair.
    • Wet, cold soil can be a killer of the hardiest of plants, especially when they are confined in a pot.
    • Despite being confined to a wheelchair he enjoys going for a pint in his local pub and seeing his friends.
    • Over a period of four months he became increasingly weak and was eventually confined to bed.
    • Until late December 1991 he was confined in various psychiatric hospitals.
    • He will also meet and be shown around the ground floor flat of a woman who is confined to a wheelchair.
    • Early in 1846 he was confined in an asylum in Paris.
    • The 40-year-old is confined to a wheelchair, but can't wait to try his dad's invention.