Definition of box in
: to surround (someone or something) and make movement difficult The other bicyclists boxed her in and she couldn't move ahead. —usually used as (be) boxed in We were boxed in and couldn't get out of our parking space. —sometimes used figuratively I feel boxed in by all these rules.
Word by Word Definitions
: an evergreen shrub or small tree (genus Buxus of the family Buxaceae, the box family) with opposite entire leaves and capsular fruits
: a widely cultivated shrub (B. sempervirens) used for hedges, borders, and topiary figures
: a rigid typically rectangular container with or without a cover : such as
: an open cargo container of a vehicle
: to enclose in or as if in a box
: a punch or slap especially on the ear
: to hit (something, especially someone's ears) with the hand
: to engage in boxing with
: to fight with the fists : engage in boxing
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