Definition of encircle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

encircle

verb
ɪnˈsɜːkl
 
; ɪnˈsɜːrkl
 
 
encircle somebody/something (formal) to surround somebody/something completely in a circleJack's arms encircled her waist.The island is encircled by a coral reef.Snow covered the encircling hills.encirclement
ɪnˈsɜːklmənt
 
; ɪnˈsɜːrklmənt
 
noun [uncountable]
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