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pen sb in/up

phrasal verb with pen uk   us   /pen/ verb [T] (-nn-) formal
to keep people or animals in a small area: The sheep were penned in behind the barn. The soldiers were penned up in their barracks.
Translations of “pen sb in/up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…圈起來, 把…關起來…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…圈起来, 把…关起来…
(Definition of pen sb in/up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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