beyond one's control

Definition of beyond one's control

  1. —used to indicate that no intervention will help things The circumstances are beyond our control.

Word by Word Definitions

beyondplay
  1. :  on or to the farther side :  farther

    :  in addition :  besides

  1. :  on or to the farther side of :  at a greater distance than

    :  out of the reach or sphere (see 1sphere 4b) of

    :  in a degree or amount surpassing

  1. :  something that lies on or to the farther side :  something that lies beyond (see 1beyond 1)

    :  something that lies outside the scope of ordinary experience

    :  hereafter

controlplay
  1. :  to check, test, or verify by evidence or experiments

    :  to incorporate suitable controls in

    :  to exercise restraining or directing influence over :  regulate

  1. :  an act or instance of controlling

    :  power or authority to guide or manage

    :  skill in the use of a tool, instrument, technique, or artistic medium


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