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1 a covered rectangular container for storing or transporting things
  • filled a whole box with books

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2 a boxlike container for holding a dead body
  • the only way I'm ever leaving this hospital room is in a box

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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?

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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

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Synonyms of box (Entry 2 of 3)

box

verb

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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

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The first known use of box was before the 12th century

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“Box.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/box. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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