verb (used with object), con·trolled, con·trol·ling.
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We're committed to doing things to get everything under control so our student-athletes in the sport of football can get back to doing what they love to do, and that's playing this game.Maryland football is ‘committed to getting back,’ but timeline for return is unclear|Emily Giambalvo|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
He told her she needed birth control pills for a cyst the size of a toenail on her left ovary.
He tried to eject when he lost control of the jet but did so too late, Navy investigators have reportedly said.Blue Angels jet gets a new home at Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum|By Michael E. Ruane|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Across the world, from Australia to Taiwan to Norway, countries have used tighter border controls, aggressive contact-tracing, and targeted lockdowns to drive down their infection rates.Restaurants and the People Who Work in Them Need a Bailout. Let’s Finally Give Them One.|Meghan McCarron|November 19, 2020|Eater
Investigators said Toure was thrown from a vehicle in a single-car crash after the driver lost control of the vehicle.Police identify victims killed in separate crashes|Clarence Williams|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
But the answers to these questions go beyond merely controlling what children watch.A Rallying Cry Against the Oversexualization of Our Youth|Darryl Roberts|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Controlling the corridor was essential to supporting deep operations elsewhere in eastern Afghanistan.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So who and what exactly are we protecting and controlling by the gun regulations we have and those being discussed?
In the late 1980s, Hawking began to grow close to his redheaded, controlling nurse, Elaine Mason.The Other Side of Stephen Hawking: Strippers, Aliens, and Disturbing Abuse Claims|Marlow Stern|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mary Williams filed an appeal to the IRS in tax court last year, blaming her “controlling, abusive” husband for the problem.
The controlling center of consciousness is the extreme limit of the nares anteri.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
The controlling leaders being out of gear the machine did not run smoothly: there was nothing but friction and tension.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
P is a pallet controlling the admission of air into the body of the pipe P1.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
"It is some time since I read the play," returned Hartledon, controlling his temper under an assumption of indifference.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Likewise, he owned the stage line and franchise, controlling the only right of way by which a railroad could reach up the valley.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
British Dictionary definitions for control
verb -trols, -trolling or -trolled (tr)
- to regulate (financial affairs)
- to examine and verify (financial accounts)
- a device that regulates the operation of a machine. A dynamic control is one that incorporates a governor so that it responds to the output of the machine it regulates
- (as modifier)control panel; control room
Derived forms of controlcontrollable, adjectivecontrollability or controllableness, nouncontrollably, adverb
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Idioms and Phrases with control
see out of control; spin control.