1. phrasal verb
Armstrong was boxed in with 300 metres to go.
The black cabs cut in front of them, trying to box them in.
2. phrasal verb box
If something boxes
, it puts
you in a situation
where you have very little choice
about what you can do.
Part of winning a mandate is having clear goals and not boxing yourself in.
We are not trying to box anybody in, we are trying to find a satisfactory way forward.
The Chancellor is boxed in by inflation targets and sterling.
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