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English definition of “box sb/sth in”

box sb/sth in

phrasal verb with box
 
 
/bɒks/ verb
to move so close to someone or something that they cannot move: [often passive] When I returned I found that my car had been boxed in.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
(Definition of box sb/sth in from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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