to put a fence around something:
old farmhouses and fenced gardens
to fight with a long thin sword as a sport
3 [intransitive + with]
to answer someone's questions in a clever way in order to get an advantage in an argument
fence somebody/something ↔ inphrasal verb
to surround a place with a fence:
The yard was fenced in to keep out wolves.
to make someone feel that they cannot leave a place or do what they want:
Young mothers often feel fenced in at home.
fence something ↔ offphrasal verb
a planting area fenced off from the main garden