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    surround - Dictionary definition and meaning for word surround

    Definition
    (noun) the area in which something exists or lives
    Example Sentence
    • the country--the flat agricultural surround
    Definition
    (verb) extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    Synonyms : border , environ , ring , skirt
    Example Sentence
    • The forest surrounds my property
    Definition
    (verb) envelop completely
    Synonyms : smother
    Example Sentence
    • smother the meat in gravy
    Definition
    (verb) surround so as to force to give up
    Synonyms : beleaguer , besiege , circumvent , hem in
    Example Sentence
    • The Turks besieged Vienna
    Definition
    (verb) surround with a wall in order to fortify
    Synonyms : fence , fence in , palisade , wall
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