1. phrasal verb If you fence something in, you surround it completely with a fence. [V P n] ⇒ He plans to fence in about 100 acres of his ranch five miles north of town. 2. phrasal verb [usu passive] → fence If you are fenced in by someone or something, they are so close to you that you are unable to move or leave. [be V-ed P] ⇒ She was basically fenced in by what the military wanted to do. [V-ed P] ⇒ He put his hand on the post behind her so that he had her fenced in and could look down on her.
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