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Fence In

What Does "Fence In" Mean?

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"Fence in" is an English idiom. It means "to enclose or confine something with a barrier."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "fence in" used in a sentence:
  • We decided to fence in the garden to keep the rabbits out.
  • They fenced in the playground for the safety of the children.
  • I don't want to fence in the dogs all day; they need space to roam.
meaning for fence in

What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Fence In" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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