UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfɛnsɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈfɛnsɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fensing)

From the verb fence: (⇒ conjugate)
fencing is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. [amateur, professional, Olympic] fencing
  2. [male, female, junior] fencing
  3. the [World, American, European] champion of fencing
  4. the [World] championships of fencing
  5. the main (world) [federation, association] of fencing
  6. [swords, épées, sabers] are used in fencing
  7. have installed [security, wire, protective] fencing
  8. is fitted with [security] fencing
  9. the [enclosure, area] still needs fencing
  10. fencing for [animals, enclosures, zoos, livestock]
  11. [materials, metal, wire] for fencing
  12. the political fencing of [key, important, controversial] issues
n as adj
  1. a fencing [match, tournament, competition]
  2. a fencing [coach, teacher, instructor]
  3. [thrusted, jabbed, swished] her fencing foil
  4. a fencing [sword, épée, saber]
  5. the fencing [World, Olympic] champion
  6. a fencing [federation, association, school, academy]
  7. fencing [metal, materials, posts]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  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]
  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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