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English definition of “box sb in”

box sb in

verb uk phrasal verb with box   /bɒks/ us    /bɑːks/
to prevent someone from doing what they want to do: She did not want to send her son to a school where he would be boxed in by so many rules and regulations.
(Definition of box sb in from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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