fence sb in Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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fence sb in

informal
phrasal verb with fence uk   us   /fens/ verb [I]
to ​limit someone's ​activity in a way that ​annoys them or makes them ​unhappy: I ​feelfenced in by all the ​rules and ​regulations at ​work.
(Definition of fence sb in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fence sb in”
in Chinese (Simplified) 限制(某人)的自由,束缚…
in Chinese (Traditional) 限制(某人)的自由,束縛…
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