wall in

phrasal verb

walled in; walling in; walls in
: to surround (something) with a wall or with something that is like a wall
The school grounds are walled in.
They walled the garden in with rows of thick shrubs.

Examples of wall in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Raley connected for a solo drive that barely cleared the wall in right field for his sixth homer of the season. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2024 The play capped a wild inning that started with a walk by Dominic Fletcher — who had ended the bottom of the seventh with an outstanding catch while crashing into the wall in right-center that took away a three-run home run from Contreras. Lamond Pope, Chicago Tribune, 2 June 2024 Then, try incorporating one of these elements of minimalism: Remove or store any unnecessary items, and consider painting your walls in a neutral hue. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 May 2024 Mayo, whose liner off the wall in left registered a 109.9 mph exit velocity, has gotten off to a hot start as well with three doubles so far. Matt Weyrich, Baltimore Sun, 28 Feb. 2024 When crews unfastened the straps that held the wall in place, the load shifted and one section tumbled onto the worker, the station reported. Mark Price, Charlotte Observer, 21 May 2024 The 91 mph sinker that McMahon mashed over the left-field wall in the first inning was the fastest of the 17 pitches Hicks had thrown to begin the game. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 19 May 2024 Lulu, still hollering, was plastered against the wall in terror. Jessamine Chan, Travel + Leisure, 14 May 2024 Upstairs also has some interesting features, including a throne not exactly fit for a king ― the toilet sits in the middle of the master bathroom up against a thin wall in front of the shower. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 10 May 2024

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“Wall in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wall%20in. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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