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encircles

verb
present tense third-person singular of encircle

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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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“Encircles.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/encircles. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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