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bounds

Synonyms of bounds in English:

plural noun

  • 1 landlords are keeping rents within reasonable bounds
  • 2 they held land within the forest bounds
    periphery, perimeter, circumference, compass, precinct, pale
  • Phrases

    out of bounds

    1
    off limits, restricted, reserved, closed off;
    forbidden, banned, proscribed, vetoed, interdicted, ruled out, not allowed, not permitted, illegal, illicit, unlawful, impermissible, not acceptable, taboo;
    Germanverboten
    informal no go
    rare non licet

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