pen in

Definition of pen in

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to shut in or as if in a pen

  1. :  a small enclosure for animals

    :  the animals in a pen

    :  a small place of confinement or storage

  1. :  an implement for writing or drawing with ink or a similar fluid: such as

    :  quill

    :  pen point

  1. :  write, indite

  1. :  a female swan

  1. :  penitentiary

  1. : peninsula

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