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Definition of fence in phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

fence in

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    fence somebody/somethingin

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  1. 1 to surround someone or something with a fence The small patch of grass was fenced in.
  2. 2to restrict someone's freedom synonym hem somebody in She felt fenced in by domestic routine.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: fence in