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box

noun uk   /bɒks/  us   /bɑːks/

box noun (CONTAINER)

A1 [C] a square or rectangular container with stiff sides and sometimes a lid: a cardboard box a cigar box a matchboxA1 [C] a box and its contents, or just the contents of a box: a box of matches He ate a whole box of chocolates. [C] UK (US cup) a piece of hard plastic worn by men to protect their sex organs when playing a sport
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box noun (SQUARE SPACE)

A2 [C] any square or rectangular space on a form, sports field, road, etc., separated from the main area by lines: If you would like more information, put an X in the box. [C usually singular] →  penalty area [C] US (UK box junction) a place where two roads cross with a square of yellow lines painted in the centre, which you can drive over only when the road in front is clear [C] a small space with walls: a jury/phone box Their new house is just a box (= very small). [C] a small area with seats that is separate from the other seats in a theatre or at the side of a sports field: Can you see Prince Charles in the royal box?

box noun (TELEVISION)

the box [S] UK informal television: There's nothing worth watching on the box tonight.

box noun (ADDRESS)

[C] (also PO box) a box with a number in a post office to which your letters can be sent and from which you can collect them

box noun (TREE)

[U] a small evergreen tree (= one that never loses its leaves) with small, shiny leaves
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box

verb uk   /bɒks/  us   /bɑːks/

box verb (SPORT)

[I or T] to fight someone in the sport of boxing : He used to box every weekend. I've boxed (against) some of the best.

box verb (PUT IN CONTAINER)

[T] (also box up) to put something in a box: I boxed up some clothes and books to donate to charity.
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(Definition of box from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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