Surround

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Definition

to surround: to enclose, to encircle, to be all around
verb
The garden is surrounded by a wall.
The police surrounded the fugitives, but they escaped through a tunnel.

the surrounding area: the neighborhood, the region, the locality
noun

Examples

  • "Warbuckle was arrested yesterday in his hometown of Amarillo, Texas on suspicion of illegally hunting bears on the property surrounding his 50-acre ranch and estate."
  • "The fans blow air over the cartridges, and the scent of the perfume wafts into the surrounding area."
  • "Industry pundits, however, are already calling the new line an attempt to capitalize on the hype surrounding environmental awareness."
  • "We are surrounded."
  • "It looks like some sort of land surrounded on all sides by water."
  • "Ray Upton, there are 5 B-2 stealth bombers currently surrounding your aircraft, each carrying missiles with a nuclear payload of 6 megatons."
  • "We have your laboratory surrounded by a team of 300 highly trained military operatives, 50 ninjas on loan from a sushi restaurant, 17 Apache helicopters and 3 cats that followed us here."
  • "Brian : Just then the ladies surrounded us."
  • "Taking in the salty sea air, surrounded by men in uniform, vomiting my guts out."
  • "Now Moira, I want you to guess where I am. I will give you a clue, I am surrounded by a thousand samba dancers in sparkling costumes."

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