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pronunciation:
baks
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a container made of cardboard, wood, or other stiff material, usu. rectangular and having a lid for the top.
 
synonyms:
carton, container, crate
similar words:
case, casket, chest, pack, package, packet, parcel, trunk
definition 2: the amount contained in or the contents of a box; boxful.
synonyms:
boxful, carton
similar words:
case
definition 3: any of various enclosures that contain and protect.
the gear box of an automobile
synonyms:
case, housing
similar words:
casement, jacket, sheath
definition 4: the enclosed area in a courtroom where a jury sits.
definition 5: an enclosed area in a theater where spectators sit.
similar words:
compartment
definition 6: a difficult situation; predicament; dilemma.
synonyms:
dilemma, predicament, quandary
similar words:
conundrum, hole, plight
definition 7: any square or rectangular figure, especially one that is printed or drawn.
Indicate "yes" or "no" by putting a check in the appropriate box.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: boxed, boxes, boxing
definition 1: to place or pack in a box.
synonyms:
pack, package
similar words:
bundle, case, encase, wrap
definition 2: to confine or contain within or as within a box.
The problem has boxed me into a corner.
synonyms:
confine
similar words:
cage, case, coop, corral, imprison, lock in
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derivation: boxlike (adj.)
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  • box cutter:
    a tool with a short, sharp blade used for opening boxes.
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