Synonyms of hem someone/something in in English:

hem someone/something in


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phrase

1‘the bay was hemmed in by pine trees’

SYNONYMS

surround, border, edge, encircle, circle, ring, enclose, skirt, flank, fringe, encompass

literary gird, girdle, engird

2‘he was hemmed in by the furniture’

SYNONYMS

restrict, confine, trap, kettle, close in, shut in, hedge in, fence in, pen in, box in, keep within bounds, immure

constrain, restrain, limit, circumscribe, curb, check

North American corral

rare compass