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encircle

[en-sur-kuhl]
verb (used with object), encircled, encircling.
1.
to form a circle around; surround; encompass: to encircle an enemy.
2.
to make a circling movement around; make the circuit of.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see en-1, circle

encirclement, noun
unencircled, adjective
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encircle (ɪnˈsɜːkəl)
 
vb
(tr) to form a circle around; enclose within a circle; surround
 
en'circlement
 
n
 
en'circling
 
adj

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encircle
c.1400, from en- "make, put in" + circle. Related: Encircled; encircling.
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