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box sb in

verb uk phrasal verb with box   /bɒks/ us    /bɑːks/
to prevent someone from doing what they want to do: She did not want to send her son to a school where he would be boxed in by so many rules and regulations.
Translations of “box sb in”
in Chinese (Traditional) 限制(某人),約束(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 限制(某人),约束(某人)…
(Definition of box sb in from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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