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cooped up

adjective uk   us   /ˌkuːptˈʌp/
If you are cooped up somewhere, you are in a small closed space from which you cannot escape, or you feel as if you are: Cooped up in a small, dark cell, the prisoner hadn't seen daylight for five years. It's such a tiny office - don't you ever feel cooped up here?
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