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box

noun [C]  us   /bɑks/

box noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a container with stiff sides, shaped like a rectangle, or the contents of such a container: a cardboard/cereal box a box of chocolates (= the container and its contents) A box is also a small space on a form marked by lines in the shape of a square: If you want to receive electronic updates, put a check in the box. A box is sometimes a small enclosed place: the jury box

box

verb  us   /bɑks/

box verb (PUT IN CONTAINER)

[T] to put something in a box: [M] Someone from the nursing home must have boxed up his clothes. [M] fig. My car was boxed in (= blocked) by two other cars, and I couldn’t get out.

box verb (FIGHT)

[I/T] to fight someone or be active in the sport of boxing: [I/T] I’d like to box him, and there’s a chance that we will box again in Germany.
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