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