get something under control


get something under control
bring/get/keep sth under conˈtrol idiom
to succeed in dealing with sth so that it does not cause any damage or hurt anyone

It took two hours to bring the fire under control.

Please keep your dog under control!

Main entry:controlidiom

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  • bring something under control — bring/get/keep sth under conˈtrol idiom to succeed in dealing with sth so that it does not cause any damage or hurt anyone • It took two hours to bring the fire under control. • Please keep your dog under control! Main entry: ↑controlidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep something under control — bring/get/keep sth under conˈtrol idiom to succeed in dealing with sth so that it does not cause any damage or hurt anyone • It took two hours to bring the fire under control. • Please keep your dog under control! Main entry: ↑controlidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • under control — phrase if something is under control, people are able to limit it or make it do what they want it to do It was several hours before firefighters could get the blaze under control. keep/​have something under control: He sometimes has difficulty… …   Useful english dictionary

  • under control — if something is under control, people are able to limit it or make it do what they want it to do It was several hours before firefighters could get the blaze under control. keep/have something under control: He sometimes has difficulty keeping… …   English dictionary

  • control — con|trol1 [ kən troul ] noun *** ▸ 1 power to make decisions ▸ 2 power over machine etc. ▸ 3 law limiting something ▸ 4 ability to stop problem ▸ 5 ability to remain calm ▸ 6 switch on machine ▸ 7 in scientific test ▸ 8 check rules are applied ▸… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • control — con|trol1 W1S1 [kənˈtrəul US ˈtroul] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(make somebody/something do what you want)¦ 2¦(power)¦ 3¦(way of limiting something)¦ 4¦(ability to stay calm)¦ 5¦(machine/vehicle)¦ 6¦(people who organize activity)¦ 7¦(scientific test)¦… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • get — [ get ] (past tense got [ gat ] ; past participle gotten [ gatn ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 obtain/receive ▸ 2 become/start to be ▸ 3 do something/have something done ▸ 4 move to/from ▸ 5 progress in activity ▸ 6 fit/put something in a place ▸ 7 understand… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • get — /get/ verb past tense got, past participle got especially BrE gotten especially AmE present participle getting RECEIVE/OBTAIN 1 RECEIVE (transitive not in passive) to be given or receive something: Sharon always seems to get loads of mail. | Why… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • get*/*/*/ — [get] (past tense got [gɒt] ; past participle got) verb 1) [T] to obtain, receive, or be given something Ross s father got a new job.[/ex] Did you get tickets for the game?[/ex] You get ten points for each correct answer.[/ex] Young players will… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • control — 1 noun 1 MAKE SB/STH DO WHAT YOU WANT (U) the ability or power to make someone or something do what you want: Generally your driving s OK, but your clutch control isn t very good. (+ of/over): Babies are born with very little control over their… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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