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English definition of “box sb in”

box sb in

phrasal verb with box     /bɒks/ US  /bɑːks/ verb
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.Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
(Definition of box sb in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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