Synonym of confining

Alternative for confining

confines, confined, confining

Synonym: contain, enclose, imprison, keep in, restrain, surround,

Noun

The act of compressing, or the state of being compressed
compression squeezing condensation constriction compacting compaction condensing constricting contracting contraction pressing squeeze telescoping consolidation crushing shortening shrinkage diminution shrinking decrease tightening decline narrowing dwindling tensing abbreviation reduction downtick shrivelling elision diminishing lessening abridgement abbreviating deflating curtailing omitting receding merging retrenchment withering evaporation evaporating abridgment recession confinement lopping omission abridging deflation withdrawing combining decreasing withdrawal shriveling ellipsis reducing curtailment drawing in reduction in size cutting down drawing together diminishment abatement lowering cutback drop loss digest fall decrement summary abstract synopsis falloff cut depression compendium precis conspectus cutting outline drop-off epitome précis step down depletion brief short form ebb sketch truncation deduction restriction rundown limitation dent acronym breviary thinning bowdlerization résumé pruning wane clipping tapering recapitulation encapsulation discount syllabus recap summing-up weakening initialism downturn paring down declining trimming limiting waning devaluation degradation slackening falling off minimizing minimization review slash summation round-up summarization essence inventory dilution minimising wrap-up roundup sum summa attrition resume capsule dying down run-through sum-up potted version description in a nutshell dot dot dot compressing downsizing discounting dieting compend attenuation marking down downgrade restricting plunge clipped form curbing concentration nosedive slump dive depreciation downsize failing fading undermining cutting back sapping disappearance crystallization crash collapse shortened version mitigation rollback lightening easing decay impoverishment erosion tumble economic decline economic downturn miniaturisation miniaturization boildown crystallisation slimming alleviation downfall markdown concise version abridged version chopping debasement axing subdual subtraction subjugation pullback slimming down stenosis blockage cramp tightness impediment pressure stricture scaling down obstruction congestion constraint choking check binding straitening strangulation limit condition argument negative growth initial letter beginning letter initial shortened form overview gist enumeration nutshell extract cuts economizing draft snapshot account storyboard briefing prospectus plan blurb storyline cropping analysis scheme skeleton breakdown core bones record brief idea bare bones economy short version brief description main features notes brief summary bottom line summing up main points rough draft bare facts quick rundown draught economising sum and substance aperçu report rough idea low-down long and short of it abbreviated version cutting short abbreviature shortcut abstraction belt-tightening tightening your belt subsidence de-escalation striction decrescence letting up

Adjective

(of a rule or discipline) Rigidly enforced, typically demanding total obedience or observance
strict stringent rigid rigorous regimented uncompromising exacting inflexible controlled disciplined firm ironclad tight binding fixed resolute set invariable unwavering unadaptable unalterable undeviating changeless immutable unchanging draconian unchangeable unvarying cast-iron closely controlled hard-line iron-fisted rigidly enforced strictly controlled remove demanding tough severe brassbound harsh stiff rough acrimonious forceful compelling hard-nosed valid brick-wall drawing hard extreme picky unpermissive convincing stern powerful poignant dyed-in-the-wool hard and fast by the book dead set on by the numbers unbending unyielding obdurate austere unsparing inexorable relentless adamant authoritarian intransigent intractable unrelenting immovable unforgiving unsympathetic heavy-handed obstinate merciless steadfast determined solid grim fierce stony cruel dour ruthless oppressive single-minded indurate unshakeable implacable stubborn adamantine set in stone pitiless bullheaded flinty forbidding uncharitable hard-and-fast hard-boiled ramrod hard-hearted hardheaded remorseless headstrong unfeeling drastic grave steely callous serious no-nonsense spartan ascetic imperious established hardline definite dogged illiberal stuffy disciplinary pertinacious unmerciful frugal unfriendly incommutable cold unsmiling unpitying gruff solemn abstemious dead set heartless inalterable cold-blooded unswerving diehard unaccommodating inhuman disapproving unmoving louring unappeasable savage staunch lowering intimidating rugged hard-hitting bound hard-core sombre ungentle somber unflinching mean-looking hardened mulish stiff-necked refractory uncaring ossified ferocious astringent tyrannical hard to please locked in stony-hearted self-denying clear-cut incontestable incontrovertible entrenched rooted systematic meticulous scrupulous painstaking locked immoderate tenacious final militant ungiving despotic settled fast determinate onerous ironhanded unsentimental dire cool radical unbreakable inexpugnable unmollifiable unplacatable inescapable iron-handed unpacifiable punishing unmoved stand pat with a heart of stone lacking compassion vindictive cold-hearted hardhearted formidable pressing autocratic desperate pugnacious ineluctable strong forcible not giving an inch two-fisted hard-bitten temperate abstinent disciplinarian resolved absolute browbeating ascetical domineering exact irreversible concrete necessary immobile unmovable compulsory morose sour hard-shelled static incompliant uptight gloomy dismal sullen vicious truculent virulent bound and determined mean business no going back hell bent on like death and taxes dreary surly formal puritanical frowning uncommunicative poker-faced tough nut to crack insensitive insensate thick-skinned stonyhearted inhumane stoney affectless slash-and-burn compassionless desensitized take-no-prisoners ironhearted soulless case-hardened pachydermatous hair-shirt self-abnegating self-disciplined writ in stone strait-laced cut-and-dried decided upon complex rule-bound unpersuadable reserved sober stark meager icy frosty unemotional frigid chilly hidebound iron complicated blinkered distant aloof desensitised willful self-willed inconvincible wilful pat opinionated pigheaded perverse self-opinionated Spartan meagre iron-willed glum melancholic crabbed hard-faced dejected bleak ugly sulky saturnine involved bureaucratic officious remote unswayable indomitable uncompliant recalcitrant earnest standing one's ground set in your ways set in one's ways trying perfectionist importunate clamorous tiresome judgmental fussy dictatorial critical overbearing querulous insistent overexacting unmanageable cavilling nagging troublesome exigent difficult unamenable fractious hypercritical sticklerish faultfinding overscrupulous quibbling disparaging needy censuring possessive cavillous hairsplitting unreasonable caviling demeaning carping censorious cynical high-maintenance fault-finding over-rigorous over-strict hard to satisfy over-censorious over-particular over-exacting

Adjective

Of small width in relation to length
narrow tight close limited restricted confined compact cramped constricted congested meagre squeezed choked circumscribed compressed incapacious pinched scanty small bounded defined definite determinate exiguous fine finite hairline jammed measured needlelike scant skinny slender slim spare sparse tapered tapering thin tiny ultrathin contracted incommodious meager narrowing near strait straitened fixed paltry pent shrunken taper threadlike narrow-gauged paper-thin slim-jim enclosed shut in suffocating stifling restricting airless oppressive packed poky inadequate uncomfortable claustrophobic hog-tied held iced sick chilled restrained narrowed grounded indisposed invalided curbed bedridden cramp immured bound kept bedfast detained hampered compassed sealed up flattened out in jail locked up bottled up on ice cooped up in chains laid up minimal negligible little light insufficient slight minute measly piddling pathetic set crowded demarcated delimited poor deficient modest skimpy precise low scarce sparing stingy specific terminable exact tenuous hemmed in skimp hand-to-mouth beggarly miserable puny pitiful petty bare flimsy nominal mingy shabby thin on the ground slimline wedged checked miserly short polished jam-packed flexible long elongated boxy diminutive cell-like bijou stipulated shallow overcrowded definable remote minuscular marginal frail outside awkward overfull conditioned with no room to swing a cat faint off predictable predetermined not infinite matchbox two-by-four irregular reedy trivial subject to limitations fragile tucked up closed in trifling insignificant express determined jammed in explicit clear-cut established direct confirmed particular concrete clear black-and-white derisory sketchy cut-and-dried hard plain outright wretched sorry piffling thinning unimportant pitiable base picayune poxy minor inconsiderable worthless mean assigned convinced well defined prescribed too few too small too little not enough toytown niggling piddly footling pimping ungenerous inappreciable no-account inconsequential chicken peanut mere rare shy wanting failing scrimpy clearly defined dinky twopenny-halfpenny nickel-and-dime in short supply trashy beyond doubt common shoddy sleazy de minimis ineffectual unconsequential Mickey Mouse few and far between barely sufficient

Adjective

Contrary
restrictive contrary antagonistic opposed prohibitive prohibitory conflicting clashing antithetical opposite incompatible repelling irreconcilable disagreeing counter adverse antipathetic at odds dissentient battling combating confronting defending controverting up against obstructive defensive warring disputed crossing exposing protesting gainsaying disputing facing enemy denying antonymous in opposition at cross-purposes allergic objecting rival contradictory opposing contrasting different divergent differing dissimilar oppugnant polar poles apart at variance disparate hostile adversarial against the grain averse anti oppositional inimical inconsistent discrepant incongruous discordant antipodal diametric converse reverse diametrical antipodean inharmonious inconsonant unlike unalike dissenting unrelated mismatched dissonant repugnant distinct diverse varying deviating mutually exclusive contrastive variant unequal contrasted antithetic out of keeping separate distant irregular diametrically opposed competing paradoxical inverse obverse incongruent distinctive ill-matched unharmonious nonidentical unconnected unsimilar streets apart non-identical in conflict unsuited nonconformist out of line not in keeping out of sync out of step at loggerheads on the outs heterodox dissident unorthodox heretical rebellious anti- independent antonymic incomparable cross out-there rebelling heretic complaining nonorthodox unconventional iconoclastic maverick negative combatant revolutionary non-compliant diverging disharmonious recusant against various disconsonant anomalous unsuitable distinguishable incoherent unmixable incompatible with opposed to contrary to conflicting with inconsistent with other offbeat foreign inconformable uncongenial factious contradistinctive contradistinct at variance with at odds with like chalk and cheese in disagreement differentiable antipathic extreme counterbalancing antitypical opposition ill-assorted heterogeneous polar opposite dichotomous oppositive contrarious schismatic unfriendly irresoluble reluctant hateful contrariant unfavorable unfavourable ambiguous nullifying contradictive ornery counteractive con negating agin self-contradictory untypical unnatural off-key atypical factional uneven nonconforming rebel sectarian incommensurate asymmetric off-balance lopsided unjust misallied one-sided inequitable unreconcilable particular nothing like not alike uncoordinated discrete reversed no go inconstant jarring unadapted quarrelling frictional quarreling contrarient acrimonious not the same single like night and day altered otherwise contrapositive violative bipolar rejecting alien on a sour note whale of difference as like as chalk and cheese another alternate incommensurable unmistakable distinguishing unassociated differential discriminable alternative refusing flip-side polarized irreconcilable with contradictory to alien to hostile to foreign to adverse to in conflict with unacceptable to antagonistic to oppugnant to unusual for repugnant to inimical to out of tune out of harmony at outs disproportionate directly opposed to polarised divergent from differing from contrasting with different from different to contending remote removed contradicting irrelevant to incompatible to incongruent with unequal to incomparable to immaterial to unrelated to corrival dissentious emulating competitive contesting in competition vying challenging emulous equal cutthroat striving in the negative

Adjective

Serving, or causing something, to bind or fasten

Adjective

Inflicting harsh and authoritarian treatment
oppressive cruel harsh brutal severe tyrannical dictatorial repressive autocratic domineering heavy despotic draconian inhuman undemocratic unjust burdensome crushing overwhelming tyrannous authoritarian iron-fisted anti-democratic bitter coercive excruciating grievous grim hard hardhanded imperious inexorable merciless murderous onerous overbearing pitiless punitive relentless rough rugged ruthless searing stiff tough trying unfair high-handed overweening peremptory backbreaking bleak demanding depressing depressive discouraging disheartening dismal dispiriting distressing exacting exigent gloomy headache heavy-handed hefty ironhanded mean somber sombre stressful superincumbent taxing troublesome troubling weighty worrying rough going difficult rigorous arduous punishing gruelling strenuous challenging laborious grueling strict tiring exhausting wearisome uphill toilsome wearing back-breaking formidable testing bossy harrowing intolerable stringent arbitrary fatiguing absolute draining masterful tyrannic authoritative extreme austere serious sapping wearying rigid torturous forceful irksome autocratical intense excessive illiberal tedious tiresome overpowering fierce savage vexatious painful hellish stern herculean unbearable unrelenting arrogant autarchic killer unpleasant forbidding bothersome grinding effortful dominating totalitarian magisterial moiling dogmatic agonizing tortuous killing drastic crippling galling unyielding Herculean unsparing enervating haughty hellacious ponderous sweaty pushy agonising monocratic grave high and mighty unforgiving iron-handed inflexible officious tall persnickety hostile traumatic worrisome exorbitant disturbing swingeing immoderate ambitious daunting tricky lordly thorny debilitating tormenting intimidating doctrinaire disagreeable upsetting dire tsarist czarist strong imperative bad cocky one-party awful vexing inconvenient willful wilful sharp commanding bruising solemn unendurable insufferable flinty exasperating painstaking shattering intemperate awkward labored cumbersome inclement unmerciful uncomfortable wretched depleting unreasonable powerful compelling substantial nerve-racking distressful sticky laboured pompous Augean stifling suppressive pick-and-shovel summary bullying egotistic inconsiderate unfriendly steep imperial restrictive insensitive dominant vicious nasty mighty driving uncompromising pushful frustrating pressured unkind fraught unbending pressing colossal extravagant fascist enervative fascistic discomforting titanic toilful wicked operose absolutist spartan upstream vigorous remorseless ferocious hairy gargantuan hard-hearted radical energy-consuming weary pontifical stormy superior stark dystopian inhospitable uncontrollable desperate presumptuous profound supercilious comfortless proud potent Neronian abusive tense terrible violent embittering high-and-mighty uppity sniffy cavalier annoying barbarous sadistic dreadful regnant insolent uncontrolled irresistible anxious brutish subjugating controlling ramrod compulsive inordinate irrepressible unlimited besetting nagging undue Spartan bullish momentous far-reaching dour wild consuming impossible ungovernable callous aggravating disquieting assertive intractable unconscionable biting time-consuming towering hectic agitating baroque devilish implacable problematic unfeeling prohibitive overextravagant overmuch overdue insane plethoric offensive overmastering obsessive pestilent afflicting great racking heartless unsympathetic gross no-nonsense hard-nosed critical gruff downright immense unremitting staggering gigantic improper jarring knackering over the top thorough backbreaker really hard very hard anxiety-ridden inhibiting disciplinarian all-powerful straitened dark harmful whopping aggressive unaccountable unconstitutional single-party drudging responsible constraining prohibiting exploitive governing stretching pushing czarlike tactless mind-blowing persuasive dynamic tight very severe thoroughgoing complex complicated confused concentrated intensive abstruse te recondite knotty bare-bones barren desolate monolithic Stalinist dogmatical overtaxing plodding thoughtless unrestrained shocking acute no piece of cake huffish self-asserting high-hat pretentious hifalutin toploftical uppish assumptive huffy bumptious stiff-necked lofty self-assertive chesty important highfalutin toplofty presuming clamorous crack-the-whip firm dictative throwing one's weight about strong-willed major turbulent tempestuous a stinker of a tumultuous unavoidable inescapable inept undiplomatic bungling communist totalistic total sweeping careful hypercritical by the book precise nit-picking strained overstrict OTT piercing urgent penetrating compulsatory obligatory throwing one's weight around mandatory required compulsory dicey hazardous easier said than done high-impact slavish torturesome drudgy unnerving high-pressure tough going worksome scabrous uphill battle hard-won no picnic marathon difficile problem ominous not easy like getting blood out of a stone almighty throwing weight around maleficent wolfish truculent barbaric in driver's seat on high horse crack the whip no ifs ands or buts no joke flat-out straight out heightened cold wrenching stinging burning caustic blistering cutting sure unpreventable inevitable certain a nuisance hardheaded headstrong humourless sedate humorless staid sober sobersided inhumane intolerant an imposition pounding poignant fated destined ineluctable carking heartbreaking robust zealous unmitigated unusual exaggerated outrageous exceptional consequential unsmiling obdurate uncomic astringent unpitying heart-rending uncharitable stony-hearted compassionless desensitized cold-blooded cold-hearted stonyhearted stoney hardhearted browbeating ironfisted affectless desensitised take-no-prisoners ironhearted enforceable narrow traditional customary conventional insistent binding limiting classical fanatical egregious yukky hurtful unwelcome unhappy sour miserable rotten distasteful unpalatable yucky heartrending chilling displeasing uncongenial unlovely unpleasing unsavory tragic sad unconventional flagrant overkill uncommon remarkable unseemly preposterous icky sore mortifying imprudent nonsensical fabulous lavish fancy irrational utter sheer very bad unsavoury provoking calamitous afflictive irritating hard-boiled po-faced out-and-out O.T.T. too much out of proportion legislating sanctioned didactic preceptive normative accepted prescribed devastating hard-shell gut-wrenching cocksure overproud pervasive unutterable marked overriding perturbing opinionated lording it prescriptive niggling maddening infuriating preponderant snotty ascendant prevalent stuffy disdainful telling suffocating irrefutable plaguy pestiferous concerning pestilential harassing unrefined unsettling pesky discomposing troublous rude coarse very strong uncouth importunate loutish uncultured crude undisciplined murder rowdy infestive dangerous alarming damaging ugly messy disorderly churlish ungracious brusque vulgar blunt curt impolite boorish uncivil crass discourteous ill-bred ribald foul indecent oafish lewd profane indecorous unpolished indelicate bluff obscene uncultivated ill-mannered unmannerly bearish dirty bawdy inelegant roughcast vulgarian filthy untutored louring bad-mannered steely tasteless foul-mouthed ungentle artless insensible unceremonious lowbrow common lowbred loud roughneck incult unladylike lowering ungentlemanly raffish

Adjective

Imposing or constituting a physical, mental, or figurative load

Verb

Present participle for to imprison or incarcerate someone
imprisoning incarcerating interning immuring detaining impounding gaoling jailing caging trapping jugging restraining committing binding cooping barring enslaving quarantining sequestering cribbing locking up holding captive putting away shutting up cooping up walling in locking in sending up putting on ice hog-tying walling up clipping someone's wings putting behind bars holding taking into custody putting inside putting under lock and key sending down holding prisoner arresting taking prisoner putting in prison banging up locking away constraining remanding putting in jail penning shutting away sending to prison fencing in putting in chains clapping in irons secluding capturing holding in custody putting into detention shutting in pulling in keeping under lock and key apprehending seizing busting nabbing collaring institutionalizing consigning picking up keeping cloistering stockading booking railroading institutionalising closeting icing taking away mewing up closing in putting in irons throwing in jail taking in keeping in custody running down prisoning sentencing pounding restricting isolating insulating throwing in dungeon mewing settling sloughing entombing walling interring throwing away the keys throwing the book at catching keeping under constraint taking captive throwing book at putting into irons penning in throwing into irons sending up the river putting the cuffs on assigning sending delivering keeping under custody holding under custody cornering certifying putting in custody boxing in hedging in driving into a corner pinning down hemming in withholding taking buttonholing copping nailing doing nicking pinching miring reserving hauling in placing in custody circumscribing trammelling trammeling putting into custody remanding in custody feeling someone's collar railing in bottling up keeping captive holding hostage

Verb

Present participle for to confine or keep within certain limits or boundaries
restricting constraining fettering hindering limiting stymieing capping checking circumscribing constricting curbing hampering impeding inhibiting obstructing restraining bridling delimiting encumbering hamstringing handicapping hobbling slowing tying trammelling trammeling thwarting holding down keeping within the limits of shackling binding holding handcuffing cramping controlling clogging manacling straitening tethering holding back bounding chaining interfering with tying up regulating hog-tying fixing blocking holding up securing arresting repressing barring demarcating terminating pinioning enchaining embarrassing immobilizing retarding defining demarking short-circuiting immobilising chaining up keeping within bounds fastening hemming in gyving pegging enfettering imprisoning delimitating specifying setting tying down leashing enclosing surrounding encircling setting limits on imposing limits on girdling marking off locking up putting in irons contracting containing lashing trussing roping concentrating enthralling suppressing jailing detaining cuffing choking delineating capturing narrowing freezing moderating pinning down keeping down cumbering prescribing outlining frustrating entrammelling entrammeling trapping prelimiting enslaving tying someone's hands focussing focusing hanging up clipping someone's wings gaoling encompassing delaying slowing down braking bottling up keeping within limits putting a brake on marking out throwing a spanner in the works of putting a ceiling on throwing a monkey wrench in the works of keeping a tight rein on strapping mothballing setting a limit on clapping holding fast pressing down pinning hitching up environing trussing up idling catching clapping in irons holding captive dragging feet putting a leash on putting a lead on enmeshing forestalling ensnaring netting snagging putting straitjacket on entrapping putting in chains disrupting throwing monkey wrench in beslaving bethralling indenturing nailing down incarcerating immuring bringing to a screeching halt tiing one's hands mooring rationing making do with only hitching diminishing shortening modifying reducing tempering shrinking qualifying inclosing decreasing selling into slavery reducing to slavery condemning to servitude condemning to slavery subjecting to forced labour governing corking isolating putting away shutting in cutting down on sending up keeping under control cooling down establishing occluding postponing stalling coming down on putting on ice determining placing a limit on holding in check localizing centring centreing centering localising pinpointing retardating foiling derailing congesting jamming stuffing clotting closing preventing withholding crippling halting deferring protracting interrupting pausing deciding stopping crimping shelving deterring remitting proroguing barricading blocking up drawing the line on identifying settling classifying designating stipulating keeping the lid on standing in the way of putting back slowing up bringing to screeching halt holding off on staving off keeping back intermitting closing off prolonging shutting down shutting off choking off holding over bogging down getting in the way of taking down making late backing off putting off setting back damming plugging up blockading gumming up stopping up stemming distinguishing fixing on narrowing down centering on zeroing in centring on compassing detailing marking clogging up bunging up enveloping bordering holding in stopping from spreading belting setting bounds to girding fencing in setting the boundaries of verging setting the limits of flanking edging laying down staking out rimming setting out walling in baulking balking baffling borking stifling curtailing cramping one's style getting in the way stonewalling interfering entangling ruining prohibiting scotching scuppering nipping in the bud defeating staying snookering circumventing quashing spoiling crabbing sabotaging stumping neutralizing burdening disadvantaging opposing muzzling neutralising weighing down cutting off giving a hard time nullifying dashing stilling countering sandbagging gagging inconveniencing smothering obscuring beating averting debarring negating forbidding fazing interdicting discomfiting annulling cancelling canceling counteracting putting a stop to muffling reining in fouling up putting the kibosh on dragging one's feet screwing up stemming the flow of putting at a disadvantage placing at a disadvantage saddling with boxing in throwing a spanner in the works giving the run around shutting out overturning impairing offsetting bucking bilking preventing from making progress decelerating intercepting rattling overloading sidelining snaring disconcerting incommoding bottlenecking putting a crimp in debilitating oppressing bothering discommoding charging discouraging putting out of commission taking out of play putting the brakes on giving disadvantage heading off taking out picking off contravening resisting slackening making difficult puzzling disappointing mystifying confounding suspending silencing lousing up throwing a spoke in the wheel of standing fencing hesitating dawdling bogging loafing downing faltering miring lessening loitering letting up poking flagging nonplussing ensnarling dissuading joining censoring flummoxing crushing drawing up bitting warding tabooing enjoining outlawing cornering pigeonholing dead-ending upsetting bringing up confronting pulling up lacing checkmating fetching up wronging putting paid to putting an end to keeping in banjaxing strangling subduing coming to a standstill hanging fire holding off overcoming precluding obviating licking outwitting conquering putting on brakes putting an stop to petering out not moving standing off keeping disciplining taming doing for treating harshly putting on hold measuring ruling putting on back burner throwing a monkey wrench into putting the lid on telling against treating unfavourably inflicting a handicap on doing a disservice to putting in an unfavourable position treating unfairly giving a disadvantage to taping upsetting the applecart rendering null and void dashing one's hope cooling off buttoning up cutting back keeping in check putting a limit on choking back keeping a lid on keeping lid on putting the brakes on fighting back biting back keeping tight rein on squashing quietening shushing icing quieting tongue-tying squelching hushing fixing together throttling screening complicating shutting up drying up cracking down on dummying up clamping down on monkeying with

Verb

Present participle for to confine or shut away
mewing immuring penning impounding caging enclosing imprisoning hedging corralling interning encasing encircling gaoling jailing bounding cooping encompassing circumscribing including circling muring blockading environing fencing covering enfolding enshrouding shutting in walling in shutting up hemming in locking up locking in closing in mewing in walling off boxing up fencing off blocking off fencing in surrounding cooping up enveloping boxing in hedging in mewing up ringing inclosing housing girdling encaging closeting girding compassing wreathing trapping pounding hemming embracing bordering skirting fringing railing in keeping cutting off incarcerating containing kettling restricting edging walling penning in engirding sealing off holding captive restraining limiting investing besetting rounding circumventing holding caging in cordoning off shutting locking beleaguering securing separating circuiting orbiting circumnavigating sheathing flanking looping besieging detaining railing wrapping sieging going around begirding holding prisoner putting under lock and key laying siege to closing in on rimming putting inside boxing shutting off hurdling binding cocooning cribbing holding in casing capturing closing partitioning taking away possessing storing encapsulating haloing cincturing enringing banding forming a ring around girding in forming a barrier round sealing up protecting sealing in defending leaguering belting forming a ring round moving around barricading guarding working over working on congregating assaulting coming at from all sides assailing attacking lining safeguarding fending fortifying bulwarking screening forfending warding shielding delimiting enwreathing thronging closing around ringing round outlining enclaving inundating margining verging lodging separating off keeping under lock and key wedging keeping within bounds fixing in place

Verb

Present participle for to shut off or keep apart, as from company, society, etc.
secluding isolating separating sequestering segregating insulating quarantining withdrawing cloistering closeting screening removing hiding retiring blockading concealing covering evicting ostracising ostracizing boycotting embargoing enclosing immuring cutting off keeping apart shutting off keeping away pulling out splitting off detaching setting apart cordoning off blocking off closing off sealing off shutting away sequestrating cordoning restricting retreating sheltering withdrawing from the world divorcing cocooning distancing excluding alienating disconnecting disuniting breaking up estranging sundering fencing off keeping out splitting up severing disengaging islanding parting roping off dividing abstracting screening off partitioning off curtaining off taping off keeping in solitude forming a ring around putting a cordon sanitaire around setting aside dissociating disjoining protecting shielding partitioning splitting dissevering uncoupling unlinking decoupling unyoking resolving disassociating disjointing ramifying marooning dividing off stranding separating off sorting out choosing ghettoizing selecting cushioning defending ghettoising singling out discriminating against saving sectioning taking apart tearing apart dividing up breaking down cutting up safeguarding sundering out separating out keeping safe inlaying taping keeping from harm filling coating wadding lining treating isolating oneself enisling secluding oneself secreting dissolving unmarrying segregating oneself shutting oneself off removing oneself shutting oneself away setting oneself apart withdrawing oneself hiding oneself away cutting oneself off closeting oneself wrapping up in cotton wool putting away breaking apart setting off drawing back dedicating appropriating keeping on one side putting aside reserving bisecting intersecting lying between coming between standing between

Verb

Present participle for to limit, restrict, or inhibit
constraining restraining checking restricting chaining curbing hampering hindering stifling balking baulking frustrating hamstringing impeding bridling constricting containing controlling cramping governing holding imprisoning incarcerating inhibiting interning keeping measuring regulating reining reining in retarding ruling taming straitening trammelling trammeling banning barring binding closing in concussing cooping up corking denying depriving disallowing fencing in hemming in hog-tying immuring gaoling jailing locking in necessitating pulling in shotgunning shutting in withholding locking up bottling up cooling off holding down holding in keeping lid on putting half nelson on limiting holding back suppressing moderating repressing subduing smothering delimiting keeping in check cooling keeping under control keeping down tempering mitigating calming quelling modulating easing stopping relieving keeping back simmering down gaining mastery over gaining control over keeping a tight rein on toning down muzzling preventing handicapping dampening bitting curtailing harnessing leashing choking back debarring holding in check staying reining back circumscribing killing hogtying hogtieing gagging impounding guiding deterring stemming detaining keeping within bounds directing keeping in putting a brake on boxing up putting away tying down sitting on cracking down pulling back pinning down keeping the lid on bringing under control keeping in line having on a tight leash arresting blocking biting back keeping a lid on halting obstructing thwarting stalling fighting back holding up slowing down stemming the flow of nipping in the bud mastering stymieing fettering clogging discouraging foiling stilling circumventing interfering with muffling reducing catching tying up buttoning up corking up pulling up countering intercepting keeping control of keeping on a string slowing shackling suspending short-circuiting handcuffing embarrassing dissuading encumbering quashing manacling hobbling prohibiting forbidding outlawing sandbagging averting warding tabooing interdicting enjoining fazing plugging retaining waiving hanging up putting an end to cutting off ceasing putting on brakes putting an stop to strangling refusing laying off holding off on discontinuing keeping hold of throwing a spanner in the works of binding up taping up stopping up pegging disciplining freezing entrammelling entrammeling putting on the shelf putting on back burner putting on hold putting on ice refusing to pay delaying putting a limit on cutting back boxing in neutralizing pausing putting the brakes on cooling down bringing to screeching halt keeping tight rein on swallowing squelching cutting short terminating interrupting bottlenecking counteracting staunching repulsing checkmating rebuffing braking choking neutralising drawing up standing in the way of slackening pace playing for time fetching up bringing to a standstill putting a spoke in someone's wheel

Verb

Present participle for to crush by being too tight, such as a foot by a shoe

Verb

Present participle for to become or make less wide
narrowing constricting contracting diminishing tapering choking compacting compressing condensing cramping reducing restricting shrinking strangling circumscribing clenching collapsing constringing decreasing focusing focussing limiting pinching restraining straitening strangulating tautening tensing tightening astringing tucking getting smaller making narrower making smaller becoming narrower becoming smaller drawing in getting narrower getting thinner narrowing down drawing together squeezing capsuling telescoping capsulizing concentrating controlling constraining shrivelling shriveling squashing shortening lessening pressing stuffing cramming packing tamping flattening stiffening making tighter dwindling withering closing deflating becoming tighter curtailing scrimping growing smaller flexing abbreviating truncating abridging pressing together packing into paring down slimming down tightening up crushing wedging stretching straining jamming wadding scrunching squidging coarctating coarcting crowding binding densifying coagulating densening consolidating ramming wrapping dehydrating syncopating pursing straightening forcing extending solidifying integrating combining bracing puckering packing together boiling down making brief squinching strengthening hardening pressing down packing closely packing down forcing into space abating subsiding receding ebbing declining waning ramming down tamping down cramming down becoming narrow becoming pinched weakening wasting evaporating screwing up becoming tight pulling tight firming up going rigid falling away falling off taking in growing less losing ground

Antonym of confining

confining Idiom, Proverb

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