fence in

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Verb1.fence in - enclose with a fence; "we fenced in our yard"
inclose, shut in, close in, enclose - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"
2.fence in - surround with a wall in order to fortify
protect - shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"
stockade - surround with a stockade in order to fortify
circumvallate - surround with or as if with a rampart or other fortification

w>fence in

vt sep
(lit)einzäunen, umzäunen, mit einem Zaun umgeben
(fig) to fence somebody injdn in seiner Freiheit einschränken or beschränken, jds Freiheit beschneiden or einengen; don’t fence me inlass mir meine Freiheit; to feel fenced in by restrictionssich von Beschränkungen eingeengt fühlen
References in classic literature ?
The wires go out from the cave and fence in a circle of level ground a hundred yards in diameter; they make twelve independent fences, ten feet apart -- that is to say, twelve circles within circles -- and their ends come into the cave again.
But I mean to stick to Wildfire: I shan't get a better at a fence in a hurry.
Wet through and through: with her feet squelching and squashing in her shoes whenever she moved; with a rash of rain upon her classical visage; with a bonnet like an over-ripe fig; with all her clothes spoiled; with damp impressions of every button, string, and hook-and-eye she wore, printed off upon her highly connected back; with a stagnant verdure on her general exterior, such as accumulates on an old park fence in a mouldy lane; Mrs.