fence in

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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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
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