[ US /ˈfɛns/ ]
[ UK /fˈɛns/ ]
  1. fight with fencing swords
  2. enclose with a fence
    we fenced in our yard
  3. surround with a wall in order to fortify
  4. receive stolen goods
  5. have an argument about something
  1. a dealer in stolen property
  2. a barrier that serves to enclose an area
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How To Use fence In A Sentence

  • The right back found himself in unfamiliar territory in the opposing penalty area after a swift exchange of passes that opened up Reading's defence. Times, Sunday Times
  • One could argue that such a missile defence system would bring about the abandonment of ballistic missiles as strategic weapons.
  • Public Prosecutor told the court that the offences of threatening and insulting a woman's modesty are bailable, so there is no need to grant anticipatory bail.
  • The only defence remaining alive at present is, therefore, I suggest, the disputed decision about qualifying privilege.
  • ‘Ah Dublin, you're giving it away,’ he wailed in the 55th minute, as the Dublin defence fluffed its lines yet again, giving Laois another unearned scoring opportunity.
  • More serious motoring offences such as uninsured driving would carry a £10 surcharge.
  • Minister for Defence Robert Hill talks with an Australian Army captain and warrant officer at a Middle East base.
  • Green styles this sequence like the opening credits of a 1970s cop show, freeze-framing on Chris as he leaps over a fence and zooming the titles across the screen.
  • He fenced and boxed, but also played the cello, drew and had a deep appreciation of painting. PERDITA: The Life of Mary Robinson
  • Defence lawyers routinely accuse victims who failed to make 'vigorous enough' protests, as in fact having consented.
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