1. phrasal verb
If you fence
, you surround
it completely with a fence.
He plans to fence in about 100 acres of his ranch five miles north of town.
2. phrasal verb fence
If you are fenced in
by someone or something, they are so close
to you that you are unable
She was basically fenced in by what the military wanted to do.
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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