constricting constricting  /kən ˈstrɪk tɪŋ/


  • (adj) (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom



  • David Binney: Lifted Land

    In a career that seems to go from strength to strength and milestone to milestone, it's hard to imagine how David Binney manages to not only release one terrific record after another, but to do so, in some cases, under some pretty constricting terms.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: All About Jazz


  1. "An important issue now is whether concerns about losses on mortgages and some other instruments are inducing much greater restraint and thus constricting the flow of credit to a broad range of borrowers by more than seemed in train a month or two...
    on Nov 28, 2007 By: Donald Kohn Source: MarketWatch

  2. In a paper available on the Web (, Lieberman wrote: "I think (the .xxx TLD) has a lot of merit, for rather than constricting the Net's open architecture, it would capitalize on it to...
    on Jun 2, 2005 By: Joe Lieberman Source:

  3. "What happened to us was a little bit of our own worst enemy," Ron Prince said. "Louisville did a really good job of finding the cutback lanes on us, and we did not do a very good job of squeezing and constricting some of those lanes and then...
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Ron Prince Source: Colorado Buffs Insider

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