Synonyms of box in English

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box1


See definition of box

noun

1‘a box of Havana cigars’

SYNONYMS

carton, pack, packet, package

case, crate, chest, trunk, coffer, casket, hamper, canteen

bin, drum, canister

container, receptacle, repository, holder, vessel

archaic reservatory

2‘she left her purse in a telephone box’

SYNONYMS

booth, cubicle, kiosk, cabin, hut

enclosure, compartment, carrel, cupboard, cubbyhole, alcove, bay, recess


verb

1‘Muriel boxed up Christopher's clothes’

SYNONYMS

package, pack, parcel, wrap, bundle, bale, crate

stow, store, put away


Synonyms of box in English

: box1box2

box2


See definition of box

verb

1‘he began boxing professionally before his 15th birthday’

SYNONYMS

fight, prizefight, spar

exchange blows, engage in fisticuffs, battle, grapple, brawl

informal scrap

2‘he boxed both my ears and stalked out’

SYNONYMS

cuff, strike, hit, thump, slap, smack, crack, swat, punch, jab, knock, thwack, bang, wallop, batter, pummel, buffet

assault, aim blows at

Northern English Scottish skelp

informal belt, bop, biff, sock, clout, clobber, whack, plug, slug, slam, whop, lam

British informal slosh, dot, stick one on

North American informal boff, bust, whale

NZ Australian informal dong, quilt

literary smite, swinge


noun

1‘he sent him away with a box on the ear’

SYNONYMS

cuff, hit, thump, slap, smack, crack, swat, punch, fist, jab, hook, knock, thwack, bang, wallop

Northern English Scottish skelp

informal belt, bop, biff, sock, clout, whack, plug, slug, whop

British informal slosh, dot

North American informal boff, bust, whale

NZ Australian informal dong, quilt


Phrases

    box something/someone in

      ‘he got boxed in by members of the press’

      SYNONYMS

      hem in, fence in, close in, cage in, shut in, coop up, mew up

      trap, confine, kettle, restrain, constrain, imprison, intern, hold captive

      surround, enclose, encircle, circle, ring, encompass

      North American

      corral

      rare

      compass

      box