Last modified on 20 June 2013, at 19:29

fence in

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to fence in (third-person singular simple present fences in, present participle fencing in, simple past and past participle fenced in)

  1. To enclose with a fence.
    If we fence in that field, it will be a good pasture for a horse.
  2. (idiomatic, by extension) To restrict freedom.
    Many people feel fenced in by the new rules.