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surround

 
Noun surround has 1 sense
  1. environment, environs, surroundings, surround - the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround"
    --1 is a kind of geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic region
    --1 has particulars:
     ambiance, ambience; medium; setting, scene; element; habitat, home ground; melting pot; parts
    Derived forms: verb surround5, verb surround2, verb surround1
Verb surround has 5 senses
  1. surround, environ, encircle, circle, round, ring - be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village"
    --1 is one way to hold, bear, carry, contain
    Derived form: noun surround1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. surround, skirt, border - extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
    --2 is one way to touch, adjoin, meet, contact
    Derived forms: noun surround1, noun surroundings2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. smother, surround - envelop completely; "smother the meat in gravy"
    --3 is one way to cover
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  4. besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in, circumvent - surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
    --4 is one way to attack, assail
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. wall, palisade, fence, fence in, surround - surround with a wall in order to fortify
    --5 is one way to protect
    Derived form: noun surround1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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