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encircle

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verb en·cir·cle \in-ˈsər-kəl, en-\

Simple Definition of encircle

  • : to form a circle around (someone or something) : to surround (someone or something)

Full Definition of encircle

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to form a circle around :  surround

  3. 2 :  to pass completely around

en·cir·cle·ment play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of encircle

  1. A crowd of reporters encircled the mayor.

  2. <communication satellites encircling the earth>



Origin of encircle

Middle English enserclen


First Known Use: 15th century



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