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encircle

verb

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1 to travel completely around
  • communication satellites encircling the earth

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2 to form a circle around
  • immediately after announcing their engagement, the couple was encircled by their applauding friends

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The first known use of encircle was in the 15th century

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“Encircle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/encircle. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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