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Definition of fence verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fence
    he / she / it fences
    past simple fenced
    -ing form fencing
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  1. 1[transitive] fence something to surround or divide an area with a fence His property is fenced with barbed wire. see also unfenced
  2. 2[intransitive] to take part in the sport of fencing
  3. 3[intransitive] fence (with somebody) to speak to someone in a such a way as to gain an advantage in the conversation
  4. Phrasal Verbsfence somebody/somethinginfence somethingoff
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: fence