box sb/sth in phrasal

box sb/sth in phrasal
verb (T)
1 to park so near to another car that it cannot move
2 to surround someone so that they are unable to move freely: Steve Cram got boxed in on the final curve.
3 feel boxed in
a) to feel that you cannot do what you want to do because a person or situation is limiting you: Married for only a year, Connie already felt boxed in.
b) to feel that you cannot move freely, because you are in a small space

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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