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phrasal verb [transitive] [often passive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybox in
he/she/itboxes in
present participleboxing in
past tenseboxed in
past participleboxed in
  1. 1
    to surround a person or vehicle, so that they cannot move or leave a place
    I was boxed in until the other driver came back.
  2. 2
    to limit someones freedom to choose what to do
    If they promise big tax cuts, they could be boxing themselves in.
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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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