Synonyms of box in English

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box1


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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

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box2


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verb

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

SYNONYMS
fight, 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
Scottish, Northern English 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
Australian, New Zealand 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
Scottish, Northern English skelp
informal belt, bop, biff, sock, clout, whack, plug, slug, whop
British informal slosh, dot
North American informal boff, bust, whale
Australian, New Zealand 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