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

 

cage

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//keɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//keɪdʒ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cage
BrE BrE//keɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//keɪdʒ//
 
he / she / it cages
BrE BrE//ˈkeɪdʒɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeɪdʒɪz//
 
past simple caged
BrE BrE//keɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//keɪdʒd//
 
past participle caged
BrE BrE//keɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//keɪdʒd//
 
-ing form caging
BrE BrE//ˈkeɪdʒɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeɪdʒɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] cage something (up) to put or keep an animal in a cage The dogs are caged (up) at night. Word Origin Middle English: via Old French from Latin cavea.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cage