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Definition of hem in phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

hem in

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

hem somebody/somethingin

 
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to surround someone or 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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