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cage

noun

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an enclosure with an open framework for keeping animals
  • the dogs and cats at the animal shelter looked so sad in their cages

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cage

verb

Synonyms of cage (Entry 2 of 2)

to close or shut in by or as if by barriers
  • caged the rabbit at night so she wouldn't wake everyone up

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The first known use of cage was in the 13th century

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“Cage.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cage. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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