fence

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfɛns/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/fɛns/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fens)


Inflections of 'fence' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
fences
v 3rd person singular
fencing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
fenced
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
fenced
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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fence

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [wooden, wire, barbed wire, metal] fence
  2. the [garden, prison, park, stadium] fence
  3. [an electric, a chain-link, a barbed-wire] fence
  4. [build, erect, place] a fence
  5. use a fence to [prevent, separate, keep, protect]
  6. are separated by a fence
  7. a house with a white picket fence
  8. [behind, on the other side of] the fence
  9. need to paint the fence
  10. the fence needs painting
  11. [jumped, leaped, climbed] over the fence (to get his ball)
  12. [fans, protesters, prisoners] broke [through, down] the fence
  13. [cut, skinned] my [arm, knee] on the fence
  14. my shirt [got caught in, was ripped by] the fence
  15. am still on the fence about [it, going]
v
  1. fence your [garden, yard, backyard]
  2. fence in the [garden, cattle, sheep]
  3. fence the [garden] in
  4. fence the boundaries of your land
  5. fence off [an area, a section]
  6. fence [an area] off
  7. [cannot, refuse to] be fenced in
  8. [accused, suspected, guilty] of fencing stolen goods
  9. to fence with a [foil, sword]
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