control

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noun
1 power over sb/sth
ADJECTIVE
absolute, complete, full, total
effective, proper (esp. BrE)
close, strict, tight

Weeds should be kept under strict control.

direct
centralized, government, political, social, state
civilian, military

He defended the tradition of civilian control over the military.

parental
VERB + CONTROL
have
achieve, assert, establish, gain, get
assume, grab, seize, take, win

A military junta took control of the country.

wrest (from sb)

attempts to wrest control of the town from government forces

keep, maintain, retain

She struggled to keep control of her voice.

lose
cede, relinquish, surrender

He lost control of the car when he swerved to avoid a bicycle.

hand over, transfer

He wants to hand over control of social security to the private sector.

get out of, go out of

The car went out of control on the icy road.

reassert, re-establish, regain, retake

Enemy forces have now regained control of the area.

give sb/sth

The idea is to give local authorities full control of their own budgets.

exercise, exert

Editors do not exercise control over large sections of their newspapers.

centralize

government plans to centralize control of schools

bring sth under, get sth under

They soon got the situation under control.

CONTROL + NOUN
freak

He's a real control freak.

PREPOSITION
beyond your control, outside your control

Parking is outside my control.

in control (of)

The elected government is back in control.

out of control

I had this feeling that things were out of control.

under (sb's) control

Everything is under control

The department was under the control of Bryce Thompson.

control over

They have little control over that side of the business.

PHRASES
circumstances beyond sb's control

The race has been called off due to circumstances beyond our control.

2 limiting/managing sth
ADJECTIVE
quality
inventory (esp. AmE), stock (esp. BrE)
budgetary (esp. BrE), cost, rent
crowd

The police are experts in crowd control.

air traffic, traffic
birth
arms, gun
crime
damage
erosion, flood, pest, pollution, weed
bladder, impulse, weight

Many teenagers have poor impulse control.

VERB + CONTROL
improve
ensure
CONTROL + NOUN
measure, mechanism

New crime control measures have failed.

centre/center, room, tower

the air traffic control tower

3 (usually controls) method of limiting/managing sth
ADJECTIVE
strict, stringent, tight, tough (esp. BrE)
lax
border, export, price

calls for tougher export controls

VERB + CONTROL
implement, impose, introduce

The government has imposed strict controls on new building.

tighten

The country has tightened its border controls.

relax

plans to relax price controls

lift, remove
PREPOSITION
control on

They have introduced controls on public spending.

4 for operating a machine
ADJECTIVE
remote
volume
cruise
VERB + CONTROL
take

Once we were in the air, I was allowed to take the controls.

CONTROL + NOUN
panel
device, stick (AmE), unit

a programmable control unit

circuit, valve

the water pressure control valve

PREPOSITION
at the controls

Chief Air Officer Sedley was at the controls of the Boeing 707.

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verb
1 restrict/manage
ADVERB
carefully, precisely, rigidly, strictly, tightly

Conditions in the greenhouse are carefully controlled.

Expenditure within the company is tightly controlled.

adequately, effectively, properly
poorly
centrally, directly
2 operate
ADVERB
automatically, electronically, manually

The shutters can be electronically controlled.

remotely
easily

You can easily control the speed of the fan.

Control is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑force, ↑gene, ↑ministry, ↑muscle, ↑nerve, ↑party, ↑pedal, ↑regulation, ↑switch
Control is used with these nouns as the object: ↑access, ↑aggression, ↑airspace, ↑anger, ↑appetite, ↑ball, ↑behaviour, ↑bladder, ↑blaze, ↑bleeding, ↑blood pressure, ↑breathing, ↑budget, ↑chaos, ↑conversation, ↑cost, ↑council, ↑craving, ↑crime, ↑crowd, ↑desire, ↑destiny, ↑disease, ↑distribution, ↑drinking, ↑economy, ↑emission, ↑emotion, ↑enterprise, ↑environment, ↑erosion, ↑excitement, ↑executive, ↑expenditure, ↑export, ↑fate, ↑finance, ↑fire, ↑fit, ↑flame, ↑flea, ↑flow, ↑frontier, ↑fury, ↑growth, ↑humidity, ↑illness, ↑immigration, ↑import, ↑impulse, ↑inflation, ↑insect, ↑instinct, ↑intake, ↑laughter, ↑level, ↑lighting, ↑machinery, ↑malaria, ↑market, ↑mechanism, ↑media, ↑mind, ↑mosquito, ↑movement, ↑muscle, ↑nerve, ↑number, ↑pain, ↑pest, ↑pollution, ↑printer, ↑process, ↑production, ↑puppet, ↑rage, ↑reflex, ↑situation, ↑size, ↑spread, ↑supply, ↑symptom, ↑temper, ↑temperature, ↑tempo, ↑territory, ↑trade, ↑traffic, ↑tremor, ↑urge, ↑vermin, ↑violence, ↑voice, ↑weed, ↑zone

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