Definition of encircle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

encircle

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɪnˈsərkl//
 
encircle somebody/something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they encircle
 
he / she / it encircles
 
past simple encircled
 
-ing form encircling
 
 
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to surround someone or something completely in a circle Jack's arms encircled her waist. The island is encircled by a coral reef. Snow covered the encircling hills.
encirclement
 
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noun [uncountable]
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