- (uncountable) If you have control over someone or something, you can make it do what you want.
- Synonym: power
- He should try to take control and tell the other handlers what to do.
- Driving in the rain, he had lost control on the wet surface and spun off the road.
- The country fell under the direct control of the army.
- They are trying to keep tighter control over spending.
- The government will demand improved pollution control systems for all factories.
- Most companies devote some resources to quality control and product testing.
- Unless birth control methods are used, sooner or later the woman is likely to get pregnant.
- The continuing Soviet desire for arms control led to a SALT II treaty.
- The brain's control systems tend to decline with age so that, for instance, our balance gets less good.
- The experimental group took the medicine while the control group took a sugar pill.
- Suddenly the airplane went out of control and started diving.
- (countable) A control is a button, switch, dial, etc. that lets you make a machine do what you want.
- If you turn off your TV with the remote control, it continues to use a quarter of normal power.
- She touched the volume control and the sound dropped.
- (transitive) If you control something, you make it do what you want.
- Too many people are overweight because they can't control their eating behaviour.
- The company is controlled by a New York businessman.
- (transitive) If you control something, you do not let its numbers or size grow too much.
- The new plan should control inflation.