hem in


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Related to hem in: On a par, pay heed, come to fruition, along the line, give rise to
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Verb1.hem in - surround in a restrictive manner; "The building was hemmed in by flowers"
border, environ, surround, skirt, ring - extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
hedge - hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge; "The animals were hedged in"
2.hem in - surround so as to force to give uphem in - surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
attack, assail - launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"
seal off, blockade - impose a blockade on
ebb - hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb
Translations
يُطَوِّقُ ، يُحيط
obklíčit
omringe
inniloka
etrafını çevirmekkuşatmaksarmak

w>hem in

vt sep troops etceinschließen, umgeben; (fig)einengen

hem

(hem) noun
the border of a piece of clothing, folded over and sewn.
verbpast tense, past participle hemmed
to make a hem on (a piece of clothing). I've hemmed the skirt.
hem in
to surround (someone). The soldiers were hemmed in on all sides by the enemy.
References in classic literature ?
In this state of mind the four walls of his room made an intolerable prison to him; they seemed to hem in and press down upon him all the crowd of contradictory thoughts and conflicting feelings, some of which would fly away in the open air.
Arthur cantered for five miles beyond the Chase, till he was at the foot of a hill where there were no hedges or trees to hem in the road.
The new TiVo service by Com Hem in Sweden offers a break-through TV experience," said John Kelleher, President and Chief Operating Officer of TMS.