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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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