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box sb in

phrasal verb with box uk   /bɒks/  us   /bɑːks/ verb
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.
(Definition of box sb in from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “box sb in”
in Chinese (Simplified) 限制(某人),约束(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 限制(某人),約束(某人)…
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