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/ bCks; bBks/ n 1 [C] (a) (esp in compounds ) container made of wood, cardboard, metal, etc with a flat base and usu a lid, for holding solids ; ; : a tool-box * a money-box * a shoe box * a cigar box * She packed her books in cardboard boxes. . (b) box with its contents : a box of chocolates, matches, cigars . 2 [C] (a) separate compartment or enclosed area, eg for a group of people in a theatre, stadium, etc, for witnesses in a lawcourt, or for a horse in a stable : reserve a box at the theatre * the witness box * a horse-box . =>illus at App 1 1, page ix. (b) small hut or shelter for a specific purpose , : a sentry-box * a signal-box * a telephone-box . 3 [C] (in cricket) rounded plastic shield worn by batsmen and wicket-keepers to protect the genitals . 4 the box [sing] (Brit infml ) television : What's on the box tonight? ? 5 [C] = box number.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:03
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box
v 1 [Tn] put (sth) into a box : a boxed set of records . 2 (phr v) box sb/sth in prevent (a runner, horse, car, etc) from moving freely (esp in a race) : One of the runners got boxed in on the final bend. . box sb/sth in/up shut sb/sth in a small space []: He feels boxed in, living in that tiny flat. , . * She hates being boxed up in an office all day. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:03
box
/ bCks; bBks/ v 1 [I, Ipr, Tn] ~ (with/against sb) fight (sb) with the fists, esp wearing padded gloves, as a sport : Did you box at school? ? 2 (idm ) box sb's ears hit sb on the ear with the open hand or fist : He boxed the boy's ears for being cheeky. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:03
box
n (usu sing ) blow (usu on sb's ear) with the open hand or fist .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:03
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box
/ bCks; bBks/ n 1 [C, U] small evergreen shrub with thick dark leaves, used esp for garden hedges . 2 (also `boxwood) [U] hard wood of this shrub .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:03
box
n (usu sing ) blow (usu on sb's ear) with the open hand or fist .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:03
box
/ bCks; bBks/ v 1 [I, Ipr, Tn] ~ (with/against sb) fight (sb) with the fists, esp wearing padded gloves, as a sport : Did you box at school? ? 2 (idm ) box sb's ears hit sb on the ear with the open hand or fist : He boxed the boy's ears for being cheeky. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:03
box
v 1 [Tn] put (sth) into a box : a boxed set of records . 2 (phr v) box sb/sth in prevent (a runner, horse, car, etc) from moving freely (esp in a race) : One of the runners got boxed in on the final bend. . box sb/sth in/up shut sb/sth in a small space []: He feels boxed in, living in that tiny flat. , . * She hates being boxed up in an office all day. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:03

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