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English definition of “fence sb in”

fence sb in

verb [I] uk phrasal verb with fence   /fens/ us  
to limit someone's activity in way that annoys them or makes them unhappy: I feel a bit fenced in at work because my boss won't let me apply for promotion.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
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