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Definition of the verb fence in

What does fence in mean as a doing phrase?


  1. enclose with a fence
  2. surround with a wall in order to fortify
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • synonyms of fence in: fence / palisade / surround / wall
    • more generic word: protect = shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage
    • more specific words:
      • stockade = surround with a stockade in order to fortify
      • circumvallate = surround with or as if with a rampart or other fortification

Alternative definition of the verb fence in


  1. To enclose with a fence.
  2. [idiomatic, by extension] To restrict freedom.

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Google previewNew Zealand Māori Word Encyclopedia (2007)

by Sally-Anne Lambert

Bow fence made of sticks with both ends stuck in the ground péhikohiko A light rude fence of sticks; probably only when inserted as bows in the ground whitiwhiti Fence interlaced with twigs rauwiri/ rauiri A close low fence in a cultivation or ...

Google previewA dictionary of the Burman language, with explanations in English (1826)

Compiled from the manuscripts of A. Judson, D.D. and of other missionaries in Burmah by Adoniram Judson, J Wade

to fence in, surround, (not used singly.) g, (2) n. a fence, an inclosure of any kind. gsf , v. to fence, surround with a fence ; to encompass, or inclose in any manner.

Google previewKnight's American Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts by Edward Henry Knight

is a portable fence in which the panels rest between posts which are planted in sills and stayed by inclined bars which form buttresses. Fig. 1950 is a more pretentious fence of iron posts set in grouting and ornamental panels. Fig. 1950.

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A number of people who have supported me on the border fence in the U.S. have observed the fences in Israel and their effectiveness. (Duncan Hunter)
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