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pen2

pen2

pronunciation:
pen
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small, fenced area for animals.
The pig pen held three sows and their many babies.
similar words:
cage, fold, hutch, run
definition 2: any small enclosed area, such as a child's playpen.
similar words:
cage
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: penned, penning, pens, pent
definition: to put in or as if in a pen.
The farmer penned the sheep near the barn.All this extra work will pen me in my office for the weekend.
similar words:
cage
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  animal, dog, pet