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Definition of box verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    box

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//bɒks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɑːks//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they box
    BrE BrE//bɒks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɑːks//
     
    he / she / it boxes
    BrE BrE//ˈbɒksɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːksɪz//
     
    past simple boxed
    BrE BrE//bɒkst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɑːkst//
     
    past participle boxed
    BrE BrE//bɒkst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɑːkst//
     
    -ing form boxing
    BrE BrE//ˈbɒksɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːksɪŋ//
     
    Combat sports
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] box (somebody) to fight somebody in the sport of boxing See related entries: Combat sports
  2. put in container
  3. 2[transitive] box something (up) to put something in a box
  4. Extra examples He boxed for Ireland in the Olympics. She boxed the decorations up and put them in the attic. The newcomer boxed the champion for the full twelve rounds.Idioms (British English, informal) to act in a clever way to get what you want, sometimes tricking somebody Suzie realized that she had to box clever. She had to let Adam think she trusted him. (old-fashioned) to hit somebody with your hand on the side of their head as a punishment Phrasal Verbsbox somebody in
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: box