Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “box sb/sth in”

See all translations

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
Translations of “box sb/sth in”
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…困住…
in Russian зажимать…
in Turkish kutulamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…困住…
in Polish zablokować kogoś/coś…
(Definition of box sb/sth in from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “box sb/sth in” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

work out

to exercise in order to improve the strength or appearance of your body

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

bio-inspiration noun

April 13, 2015
the adoption of patterns and structures found in nature for the purposes of engineering, manufacturing, science, etc. The MIT researchers actually aren’t the only robotics team to turn to cheetahs for bio-inspiration.

Read More