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English verb: shut in

1. shut in (contact) surround completely


SamplesDarkness enclosed him.
They closed in the porch with a fence.


Synonymsclose in, enclose, inclose


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)border, environ, ring, skirt, surround


Narrower (hyponym)bank, border, bower, bury, case, casket, cordon off, corral, dike, dyke, eat up, embower, encapsulate, encase, enshrine, fence, fence in, fort, fortify, frame, frame in, glass, glass in, hedge, hedge in, immerse, incase, insert, rope in, rope off, shrine, swallow, swallow up, tuck, wall in, wall up









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