This page is about the phrasal verb hem in.
Meaning: to restrict someone's movement, or to limit someone's freedomSynonym: constrain (formal)
- hem sb in Ronaldo was hemmed in by defenders, so he couldn't get a shot on goal.
- be hemmed in by sth Louis had always felt hemmed in by social conventions and the pressure to conform.
When they reached Government House, the protesters were hemmed in by
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Contributor: Matt Errey