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encloses

verb
variants: also incloses
present tense third-person singular of enclose

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1 to close or shut in by or as if by barriers
  • dogs who spend the day enclosed in small cages

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2 to form a circle around
  • in a show of support, the women rushed to enclose their distraught friend

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3 to surround or cover closely
  • the house was enclosed by a high hedge that shielded it from public view

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“Encloses.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/encloses. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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