pen in

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Definition of pen in

: to prevent (someone or something) from moving beyond a particular area The prisoners were penned in by a high fence. often used figuratively She felt penned in by their relationship.

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“Pen in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pen%20in. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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