Definition of the boxBritish, informal
- Let's turn on the box and watch the game.
: an evergreen shrub or small tree (genus Buxus of the family Buxaceae, the box family) with opposite entire leaves and capsular fruits
: 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
: to hem in (someone, such as an opponent)
: 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
: to name the 32 points of (the compass) in their order
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