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box

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of box

  1. 1 a covered rectangular container for storing or transporting things filled a whole box with books Synonyms of 1box bin, box, caddy, case, casket, locker, trunkWords Related to 1box carton, crate; footlocker, locker, sea chest; coffer, lockbox, safe, safe-deposit box, strongbox; coffin; compartment, vault; canteen; caisson, hope chest; minaudière; bandbox, hatbox, jewel box, snuffbox, tinderbox

  2. 2 a boxlike container for holding a dead body the only way I'm ever leaving this hospital room is in a box Synonyms of 1box bier, box, casket, pall, sarcophagusWords Related to 1box charnel (also charnel house), crypt, sepulchre (or sepulcher), sepulture, tomb, vault; urn; body bag

  3. 3 an electronic device with a screen and speakers that reproduces images and sound would you switch on the box so that we can watch the news? Synonyms of 1box boob tube, box, idiot box, telly [chiefly British], tube, TVWords Related to 1box LCD, plasma; home theater, home video

  4. 4 a difficult, puzzling, or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy escape with our new home still unfinished, and the buyers of our condo eager to move in, we were in a real box Synonyms of 1box bind, box, catch-22, corner, dilemma, fix, hole, impasse, jackpot [chiefly West], jam, mire, pickle, quagmire, rabbit hole, rattrap, spot, sticky wicket, swampWords Related to 1box difficulty, node; hot water, soup; pinch, plight, quandary, scrape, trouble; deadlock, halt, logjam, stalemate, standstill; clutch, crisis, crossroad, emergency, exigency, juncture, strait


box

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of box

  1. a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument the vicious bully delivered a box to the child's ear Synonyms of 2box bang, bash, bat, beat, belt, biff, bop, box, buffet, bust, chop, clap, clip, clout, crack, cuff, dab, douse [British], fillip, hack, haymaker, hit, hook, knock, larrup [dialect], lash, lick, pelt, pick, plump, poke, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slug, smack, smash, sock, spank, stinger, stripe, stroke, swat, swipe, switch, thud, thump, thwack, wallop, welt, whack, wham, whop (also whap)Words Related to 2box counter, counterblow, counterpunch, counterstroke; body blow, hand, kick, knee, left, one-two, rabbit punch, right, right-hander, roundhouse, shiver, sidewinder, sucker punch, swing, uppercut; cruncher, kayo, knockdown, knockout, KO; bastinado (or bastinade), battering, beating, bludgeoning, clobbering, cudgeling (or cudgelling), drubbing, hammering, lambasting, licking, pasting, pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), thrashing; flogging, walloping, whip, whipping


box

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of box

  1. to deliver a blow to (someone or something) usually in a strong vigorous manner his mother threatened to box his ears if he didn't show a bit more respect Synonyms of box bang, bash, bat, belt, biff, bludgeon, bob, bonk, bop, hit, bust, clap, clip, clobber, clock, clout, crack, hammer, knock, nail, paste, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slog, slug, smack, smite, sock, strike, swat, swipe, tag, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, whale, zapWords Related to box batter, beat, buffet, bung, chop, cuff, drub, lace, lambaste (or lambast), lick, mangle, maul, pelt, pepper, pommel, pummel, rough; scuff; bunt, flick, stroke, tap; bump, butt, jab, jostle, kick, knee, poke, prod, push, shove, stamp; bowl (down or over), cream, deck, dump [slang], fell, floor, knock down, level; rabbit-punch, sucker punch; cane, club, cudgel, flail, flog, lash, sap, slash, sledge, sledgehammer, spear, stab, switch, thrash, whip; bean, brain, conk, skull



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