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Definition of box verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they box
    he / she / it boxes
    past simple boxed
    -ing form boxing
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] box (somebody) to fight someone in the sport of boxing
  2. put in container
  3. 2[transitive] box something (up) to put something in a box
  4. Idioms
    box somebody's ears (old-fashioned)
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    to hit someone with your hand on the side of their head as a punishment
    Phrasal Verbsbox somebody/something in
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: box