One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Confine in or as in a cage.
- ‘I thought surely that now I am eighteen you would let me make my own decisions, but no you encaged me even more, if that is possible.’
- ‘Instead of encaging animals for profit, commerce should be financially supporting breeding programmes of animals in the wild, many of which are becoming rapidly extinct.’
- ‘His round hairless face encages an assortment of features that prowl across the surface, searching for means of escape.’
- ‘The woman, like her alienated and encaged heart, is restricted.’
- ‘The medical center was encaged in a barbed-wire fence that I felt sure was also electric.’
- ‘The first sees that the second has a large crate he's carrying around with him, so he inquires whether some sort of animal is encaged within it.’
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