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Definition of limit verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they limit
    he / she / it limits
    past simple limited
    -ing form limiting
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  1. 1limit something (to something) to stop something from increasing beyond a particular amount or level synonym restrict measures to limit carbon dioxide emissions from cars The amount of money you have to spend will limit your choice.
  2. 2limit yourself/somebody (to something) to restrict or reduce the amount of something that you or someone 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.
  3. Phrasal Verbslimit something to somebody/something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: limit