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English definition of “coop sb up”

coop sb up

phrasal verb with coop     /kuːp/ verb
to keep a person or animal in a small area: [often passive] Kids shouldn't be cooped up inside all day.Putting people in prisonEnclosing, surrounding and immersing
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