"cage" in the noun sense
1. cage, coop
an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept
something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement
3. Cage, John Cage, John Milton Cage Jr.
United States composer of avant-garde music (1912-1992)
the net that is the goal in ice hockey
5. batting cage, cage
a movable screen placed behind home base to catch balls during batting practice
"cage" in the verb sense
1. cage, cage in
confine in a cage
"The animal was caged"
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