pen sb in/up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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pen sb in/up

phrasal verb with pen uk   us   /pen/ verb [T] (-nn-) formal
to ​keeppeople or ​animals in a ​smallarea: The ​sheep were ​penned in behind the ​barn. The ​soldiers were ​penned up in ​theirbarracks.
(Definition of pen sb in/up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pen sb in/up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…圈起来, 把…关起来…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…圈起來, 把…關起來…
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