encircle


encircle

verb

Definition of ENCIRCLE

1
to travel completely around <communication satellites encircling the earth>
2
to form a circle around <immediately after announcing their engagement, the couple was encircled by their applauding friends>
Related Words circumscribe, close in, cordon (off), fence (in), hem (in), wall; beset, besiege, entrench (also intrench), invest, swarm

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