Definition of 'fence'
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They dig under or jump over high fences and are very destructive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Or she would throw bricks at the garden fence. The Sun (2016)We don't cut the grass and mend the fences or man the back office. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The intruder crashed into a fence then got out and made a run for it, jumping over a fence. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Garden walls and fences may offer protection from cold, but the wind can push forward any shrubs growing against them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We went quick and it was the sort of experience he hasn't had in his two races over fences so far. The Sun (2016)He probably found the ground a touch fast on his first try at fences and should enjoy today's conditions and track. The Sun (2016)I suppose it's the day of reckoning for him as it his first run over fences. The Sun (2016)A wolf jumps a fence, and then digs back in to release his comrades. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His first two years over fences, he could do things other horse couldn't. The Sun (2016)The plane dipped steeply like a horse refusing a fence. BomberSo which side of the fence will she land on? Times, Sunday Times (2010)We have a big fence around us. Christianity Today (2000)Crowds tried to catch a peek of the guests from behind police barriers and over fences. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Thomas was playing in a little fenced area full of sand. A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990 (1990) Keep hedges and fences in good repair. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is one more fence to jump. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Media teams were kept well back behind fences and police guards. The Sun (2016)You can knock nails into wood and mend your fence. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The charity will not fence the property or ban dogs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There was a large fenced garden filled with apple trees. The Sun (2013)Today he fluffed the first three fences. The Sun (2013)He would launch a horse at a fence as if his life depended on it. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The area is not fenced off but there are warning signs. The Sun (2009)He rattled the first two fences and his race was as good as done. The Sun (2013)Houses are surrounded by high walls topped by electric fences to keep out marauding bands of robbers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Coming out of the stalls he was a bit lethargic and was looking round at the jump fences. The Sun (2015)A protective fence was also constructed around the house. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Language, it seemed, was as big a barrier as the fence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)One horse already being directed at a Festival novice chase had his first public outing over fences at Exeter yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'fence'
British English: fence /fɛns/ NOUN
A fence is a barrier made of wood or wire supported by posts.
- American English: fence
- Arabic: سِياج
- Brazilian Portuguese: cerca
- Chinese: 栅栏
- Croatian: ograda
- Czech: plot
- Danish: hegn
- Dutch: hek
- European Spanish: valla
- Finnish: aita
- French: palissade
- German: Zaun
- Greek: φράκτης
- Italian: staccionata
- Japanese: 柵
- Korean: 울타리
- Norwegian: gjerde
- Polish: ogrodzenie
- European Portuguese: cerca vedação
- Romanian: gard
- Russian: забор
- Spanish: valla
- Swedish: staket
- Thai: รั้ว
- Turkish: çit tahta, tel örgü
- Ukrainian: паркан
- Vietnamese: hàng rào
British English: fence VERB
If you fence an area of land, you surround it with a fence.
The first task was to fence the wood to exclude sheep.
Definition of fence from the Collins English Dictionary
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