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Meaning of HEM IN

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [v]  surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
  2. [v]  surround in a restrictive manner; "The building was hemmed in by flowers"
 
 Synonyms: beleaguer, besiege, circumvent, surround
 
 See Also: assail, attack, blockade, border, ebb, seal off, skirt, surround

 

 

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