screen in(redirected from screened it in)
To surround or enclose some area with mesh window or door frames. A noun or pronoun can be used between "screen" and "in." We decided to screen in the back patio, considering the volume of mosquitoes we'd have to contend with in the summer. I don't want to ruin our lovely view by screening the front porch in.
See also: screen
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