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Present participle for to confine within an enclosure, typically of farm animals
“A local cow jockey and a crew of cowboys had tried several times to pen the cows.”
Present participle for to cage or hold captive in a secured structure
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“And when we've captured two or three, we pen them in a little jail.”
Present participle for to put in writing
“It seemed easy enough to pen a short note to some far-off relative while seated at her escritoire.”
Present participle for to write one's name as a signature for purposes of identification or authorization
Present participle for to write or carve (words or symbols) on something, especially as a formal or permanent record
Present participle for communicate by exchanging letters
The action of confining or state of being confined
“Did these concerns justify situating protesters far from the conventioneers ' route, and penning them in?”
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