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Pen up   /pɛn əp/   Listen
Pen up

Confine in a fold, like sheep.  Synonym: fold.

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"Pen up" Quotes from Famous Books

... to be great friends and rapidly exchanged a stock of small news and confidences. I felt bashful about drawing near them, to receive an introduction; but Ellen brought her young neighbor around, near where I was helping the other boys pen up the sheep, and informed her that I was the new cousin who had come to live at the farm, and hence that we must needs become acquainted. Catherine and I did not become much ...
— When Life Was Young - At the Old Farm in Maine • C. A. Stephens

Words linked to "Pen up" :   hold, confine, restrain

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