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Definition of hem in phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hem in

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

hem in somebody

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hem in something

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hem somebody in

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hem something in

 
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to surround somebody/something so that they cannot move or grow easily synonym hedge somebody/somethingin The village is hemmed in on all sides by mountains. (figurative) She felt hemmed in by all their petty rules and regulations.
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