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Definitions and Synonyms of hem in | Another word for hem in | What is hem in?

Definition 1: surround so as to force to give up - [verb of competition]

Samples where hem in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Turks besieged Vienna

Synonyms for hem in in the sense of this definition

(hem in is a kind of ...) launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with

"Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II" "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"

(... is a kind of hem in ) impose a blockade on

(... is a kind of hem in ) hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb

Definition 2: surround in a restrictive manner - [verb of contact]

Samples where hem in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The building was hemmed in by flowers

(hem in is a kind of ...) extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle

"The forest surrounds my property"

(... is a kind of hem in ) hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge

"The animals were hedged in"

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