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English definition of “box sb/sth in”

box sb/sth in

verb uk phrasal verb with box   /bɒks/ us    /bɑːks/
to move so close to someone or something that the person or thing cannot move away: When I got back to my car, I found it had been boxed in by a lorry.Enclosing, surrounding and immersing
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