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cage

cage

 
 
pronunciation:
keIj
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a boxlike enclosure having some sections covered by wire or bars and used to confine and often to display animals or birds, as at a zoo.
 
synonyms:
pen, pound
similar words:
aviary, box, confinement, coop, corral, enclosure, lockup, prison
definition 2: any of several similar enclosures for people, such as a cashier's cage or an elevator car.
synonyms:
pen
similar words:
cell, crib, playpen, prison
definition 3: in baseball, a portable backstop used for batting practice.
similar words:
backstop
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: caged, cages, caging
definition: to put into or keep in a cage or cagelike enclosure.
synonyms:
coop up, crib, mew up, pen
similar words:
box, confine, contain, enclose, immure, impound, imprison, incarcerate, jail, restrain, restrict, shut up
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