box in

phrasal verb

boxed in; boxing in; boxes 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.

Examples of box in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At Societe Generale, officials reportedly discovered the man had two boxes in the vault stuffed with nearly €800,000 in currency, $474,000 in diamonds and 132 watches., 18 Sep. 2023 Apollo, a humanoid robot, carries a box in a warehouse. Elizabeth Napolitano, CBS News, 6 Sep. 2023 The officer who chased Smith used his patrol car to box in the Honda. Jake Allen, The Indianapolis Star, 21 Aug. 2023 And so although this is a love story, the love is not boxed in. Shayeza Walid, Variety, 17 Aug. 2023 Officers found a Toyota pickup had lost control and struck a wooden flower box in the grass area in the middle of the boulevard. cleveland, 16 Sep. 2023 The county is hoping to have 200 OAK boxes in public areas by the end of the year, according to a news release from the Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services. Megan Woolard, Journal Sentinel, 31 July 2023 In a video shared on both his and Turner's Instagram accounts, Christie gets down on one knee with a ring box in his hand as the couple enjoy a romantic boat excursion along the Amalfi Coast with the stunning hillside city of Positano, Italy, as a backdrop. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 4 Sep. 2023 Here's how to do it: Stand with a ball (medicine, soccer, or rubber playground ball) or a low box in front of you. Rozalynn S. Frazier, Health, 3 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Box in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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