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cooped upadjective

 us   /ˈkupt ˈʌp, ˈkʊpt-/
kept inside, or ​kept in a ​place that is too ​small: I ​hate being cooped up in the ​house all ​daylong.
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"cooped up" in British English

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cooped upadjective

uk   us   /ˌkuːptˈʌp/
If you are cooped up ​somewhere, you are in a ​smallclosedspace from which you cannot ​escape, or you ​feel as if you are: I ​hate being cooped up inside ​working when ​its a ​sunnydayoutside. It's such a ​tinyoffice - don't you ​everfeel cooped up here?
(Definition of cooped up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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