Definition of control in English:
- The fact that they failed to do so was dictated to some degree by events outside their direct control.
- It is doubtful whether he had any particular control over the course of events.
- The director would not have day-to-day control or financial power over the other agencies.
- Parked cars were damaged when the driver of a car lost control on a roundabout and collided with them yesterday.
- It is understood that around 10 am, the driver of the car lost control after colliding with a lorry.
- Last December a car lost control and hit the wall near the village hall.
- Their fields of activity include soil conservation, gardening, and natural pest control.
- To continue, hunts would have to meet the twin tests of preventing cruelty and being necessary for pest control.
- Severely infested grains and cheese usually require fumigation to achieve control of these pests.
- He says that no matter how tough these guys appear there often comes a time when they lose control of their emotions.
- Sometimes I think that it would be good to be one of those people who are in total control of their emotions.
- She knew she was losing control over her emotions.
- The market will become unfettered by regulation - the modest controls on the internet to protect consumers, for example, are to be dumped on the grounds that they impose burdens on business.
- The department, which is responsible for official controls on animal feed, did not disclose where the contaminated premixture was found.
- In the 1920s the state imposed controls on freight charges.
- Even the cheapest alarms have an on/off switch and a volume control, something that many people seem to forget.
- Voice dialling and other key phone functions can be activated using the vehicles' steering wheel controls.
- Many complain that the modern car is home to a confusing and unnecessary multitude of buttons, switches and controls.
- All this means is that passport control can verify that you are who you say you are.
- In the shop after passport control, some goods were being sold at high-street prices.
- If you get your visa in the UK before you go, you can skip this queue, go direct to passport control and be first in the baggage reclaim queue.
- Our reporter is at mission control in Houston.
- How do you stay calm in mission control when the lives of human beings rest on the decisions you will make next?
- All the monitors in mission control blacked out.
- Intact leaves selected the evening before the experiments served as controls.
- Compared with controls, significant results remained for deliberate self-harm in moderately and severely victimized individuals.
- Dr Duncan found that only one of the groups, the third group, showed any apparent effect in comparison with the control group.
- The title refers to the time when an outside spy has to ‘come in from the cold’ and take a sedentary job as another spy's control or even some menial desk assignment until the mandatory age limit forces retirement.
- Blunt joined MI5, now allowing him to expand his services beyond recruiting and giving him opportunities to transmit secret documents to his KGB control.
- He detests the amorality of his C.I.A. control.
verb (controls, controlling, controlled)Back to top
- In addition to the presidential race, November's election will determine which party controls the next Congress.
- A small number of states could determine which party controls the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
- If the election is as tight as it promises to be, they could well determine who controls the US Senate.
- The whole point of a blog is that its author controls its content.
- In London, many people defied a request by police to avoid meeting in Trafalgar Square, where authorities often have trouble controlling the rowdier celebrants.
- By controlling influential committees, the Prime Minister can also ensure that he drives the policies of these committees.
- By tightly controlling your blood sugar levels, intensive insulin therapy can help prevent long-term diabetes complications such as kidney damage.
- Mr Keaney said noise and dust generated by the quarry could be controlled by conditions limiting the hours of operation and the cleaning of the public roads.
- He also called upon the citizens to launch a green revolution to control increasing pollution levels in the City.
- I was walking away, thinking how silly I was to have reacted like that, next time I should be calmer, and control myself.
- Section 3 requires that the accused should have made reasonable efforts to control himself within the limits of what he is reasonably able to do.
- Visibly struggling to control himself, he finally calmed down somewhat and began to pace.
- Scientists believe they will be able to develop treatments for deafness due to the discovery of the gene they believe controls the process that enables us to hear.
- The researchers' initial goal was to learn what controls this process.
- This aspect of the process was controlled through separate instrumentation.
- This would mean that a controlled drug could not be changed to a restricted substance without the controlled drug classification being removed by Parliament first.
- On 6th September 1996 he had been sentenced to three years' imprisonment for possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply.
- However, late in the day police began to wind down the operation after arresting a man for possession of controlled drugs.
- However, dialect was not a significant predictor of male mating success when controlling for other factors that might affect paternity.
- When researchers controlled for socioeconomic factors, the differences were more subtle but still there.
- The within-subjects design of this experiment controls for any differences in sex and age.
late Middle English (as a verb in the sense 'check or verify accounts', especially by referring to a duplicate register): from Anglo-Norman French contreroller 'keep a copy of a roll of accounts', from medieval Latin contrarotulare, from contrarotulus 'copy of a roll', from contra- 'against' + rotulus 'a roll'. The noun is perhaps via French contrôle.
The early sense of this was ‘check or verify accounts’: usually by making reference to a duplicate register. It is from Anglo-Norman French contreroller ‘keep a copy of a roll of accounts’, from Latin contrarotulus ‘copy of a roll’.
- Able to direct a situation, person, or activity: I felt calm and in controlMore example sentences
- It's all very efficient but strange for me to not be in control of a situation for the first time.
- People need to feel that they are in control of their health and that what they do directly impinges on it.
- He can decide on the spur of the moment whether to do a concert or not and is totally in control of his life.
out of control
- No longer possible to manage: fires burning out of controlMore example sentences
- They also attended the larger organised events to make sure the fires were not burning out of control.
- Health service chiefs were accused today of allowing hospital superbugs to run out of control.
- A motorist whose car spun out of control and smashed into a tree on a country road near York has died in hospital.
- (Of a danger or emergency) being dealt with successfully and competently: it took two hours to bring the blaze under controlMore example sentences
- The fire brigade soon had the blaze under control and were able to extinguish it swiftly.
- Her husband attempted to battle the flames but was forced back and wasn't able to bring it under control.
- If tax rises are to be avoided, Government spending needs to be brought under control.
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- Our taste for technology in the kitchen will be tempted by new induction cookers - electric-powered stoves offering the controllability of gas.
- The machine's precision hydraulics and fine controllability will be put to good use by the Navy.
- This hazard threatens the airplane's controllability.
- Example sentences
- Financial aid must continue to be a very large expenditure, but it must become a controllable expenditure.
- When moving at high speed, the car was also considerably stable and controllable.
- He was in excruciating pain that was barely controllable by the drugs he'd been given.
- Example sentences
- Nuclear, fossil fuel and some hydro stations are capable of running at full load controllably and continuously apart from pre-planned routine maintenance periods.
- John Pethica of the University of Oxford agrees, but notes that ‘what may really matter is what you can do controllably with large collections of atoms.’
- They carried themselves with the swagger of combat veterans - self-assured, young, fit, armed to the teeth and controllably dangerous.
Words that rhyme with controlbarcarole, bole, bowl, cajole, coal, Cole, condole, console, dhole, dole, droll, enrol (US enroll), extol, foal, goal, hole, Joel, knoll, kohl, mol, mole, Nicole, parol, parole, patrol, pole, poll, prole, rôle, roll, scroll, Seoul, shoal, skoal, sole, soul, stole, stroll, thole, Tirol, toad-in-the-hole, toll, troll, vole, whole
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