Translation of "box sb in" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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. 她不想把儿子送到一所被规章制度束手束脚的学校。
boxed in uk us adjective [ after verb ]

prevented from doing what you want to do

He feels boxed in at work and wants greater freedom to develop his ideas. 他工作上感到束手束脚,希望有更多的自由来展开自己的想法。

(Translation of “box sb in” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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