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  • v. To enclose by drawing a box around
  • v. To immobilize something, usually a vehicle, by placing obstacles, usually other vehicles, obstructing the free movement, or to limit someone's freedom of thought, movement, expression, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. enclose or confine as if in a box


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  • Well, I found a box in the basement with two Lipton Construction jackets in it.

    Sin City

  • They knocked the Game 2 pitcher out of the box in the second inning—a fellow by the name of David Cone—and routed the Mets to even the series.

    Baseball’s Even Greater Insults

  • So, placing his box in a proper position, he invited the young men and girls to look through the glass orifices of the machine, and proceeded to exhibit a series of the most outrageous scratchings and daubings, as specimens of the fine arts, that ever an itinerant showman had the face to impose upon his circle of spectators.

    Ethan Brand

  • I proposed to walk the distance quietly by myself; and very quietly, after leaving my box in the ostler's care, did I slip away from the George Inn, about six o'clock of a June evening, and take the old road to Thornfield: a road which lay chiefly through fields, and was now little frequented.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. II.

  • The economics of palletized transportation appeared impressive on paper in an industry where containerization was the only major innovation since the 40-lb. box in the 1960s.

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  • Her brother would name it Sam brown bird, since there is already a red finch named Sam bird, and they would oversee it until it died, at which point they would bury it in a shoe box in the Sam graveyard.

    Some Fun

  • Thus when the Rochester rappings began to be heard of in England, a man deposited £100 in a sealed box in the Dublin Bank, and then advertised in the newspapers to all somnambulists, mesmerizers, and others, that whoever could tell him the number of his note, should have the money.

    English Traits (1856)

  • Replacing his manuscript and pencil in the cigar-box, he carefully buried the box in the sawdust, put the lantern and oil-can back in the soap-box, adjusted the elevator for the reception of Duke, and, in no uncertain tone, invited the devoted animal to enter.


  • Isians did not waste their time searching for cloths that may have wrapped the body of Osiris, nor did they consider it important to find splinters of the box in which he was confined.

    The Templar Revelation

  • It had never occurred to me until that moment that there was any need to economize them, and I had wasted almost half the box in astonishing the Upper-worlders, to whom fire was a novelty.

    The Time Machine


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