limit
noun

the point at which something ends or the point where you can go no further

verb
  1. to stop something from going beyond a specific point, to restrict the number or amount of something

  2. to restrict the number or amount of something

"...the biggest surprise of 1999 was the rebound in the price of oil. In the early months of the year commentators were talking about a fall to $5 a barrel but for the first time in two decades, the oil exporting countries got their act together, limited production and succeeded in pushing prices up" [Financial Times]

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