coop up

phrasal verb

cooped up; cooping up; coops up
: to keep (a person or animal) inside a building or in a small space especially for a long period of time
usually used as (be) cooped up
The children were cranky after being cooped up in the house all day.
The dog is cooped up in a cage.

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“Coop up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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