surrounded, Richard fought on ferociously until his skull was crushed by a halberd.
Hilton described the media circus that surrounded her first moments out of jail as "pandemonium."
When they looked out the windows, they saw that they were surrounded by bandits with semiautomatic weapons.
It is not surrounded by disputes about who did what and when.
I was aware that my legs were surrounded by water, but my top half was almost dry.
surrounded by spies, he was viewed more as a prisoner than as a guest.
Turn what way she would, they surrounded, enveloped and pounded down upon her.
She had wandered into "Cork" and the three O'Neills surrounded her, staring.
She had, too, unconsciously to herself, solved one of the mysteries that surrounded me.
In ten minutes' time the camp was surrounded and the attack commenced.
early 15c., "to flood, overflow," from Middle French soronder "to overflow, abound, surpass, dominate," from Late Latin superundare "overflow," from Latin super "over" (see super-) + undare "to flow in waves," from unda "wave" (see water (n.); and cf. abound). Sense of "to shut in on all sides" first recorded 1610s, influenced by figurative meaning in French of "dominate," and by sound association with round. Related: Surrounded; surrounding.