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Definition of enclose verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they enclose
    he / she / it encloses
    past simple enclosed
    -ing form enclosing
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  1. 1[usually passive] enclose something (in/with something) to build a wall, fence, etc. around something The yard had been enclosed with iron railings. (figurative) All translated words should be enclosed in brackets.
  2. 2enclose something (especially of a wall, fence, etc.) to surround something Low hedges enclosed the flower beds. She felt his arms enclose her.
  3. 3enclose something (with something) to put something in the same envelope, package, etc. as something else Please return the completed form, enclosing a recent photograph.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: enclose