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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyfence off
he/she/itfences off
present participlefencing off
past tensefenced off
past participlefenced off
  1. to separate an area by surrounding it with a fence

    They fenced off the bottom end of the garden.

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