Synonyms of box in English:

box1

noun

  • 2 she left her purse in a telephone box
    booth, cubicle, kiosk, cabin, hut; enclosure, compartment, carrel, cupboard, cubbyhole, alcove, bay, recess

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box something/someone in

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Synonyms of box in English:

box2

verb

  • 1 he began boxing professionally before his 15th birthday
    fight, prizefight, spar; exchange blows, engage in fisticuffs, battle, grapple, brawl
    informal scrap

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