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encircle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishencircleen‧cir‧cle /ɪnˈsɜːkəl $ -ɜːr-/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 AROUND/ROUNDto surround someone or something completely 🔊 The island was encircled by a dusty road.encirclement noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
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encircleIn some instances, delegates were driven outside where they were encircled and shot by the police and an aroused white citizenry.Because these constructs are highly correlated they may also be encircled as a way of indicating this clustering.His pate was bald, encircled by a monk-like fringe of hair.Even the doorbell was wrong, a black button encircled by a tarnished yellow metal.The city is nearly encircled by rebel troops.The photo showed the captive sitting down, encircled by several armed men.He said that up to 1,000 guerrillas were trying to rout or encircle government posts to force defenders to flee.Troops encircled the city and began firing rockets at the government buildings.The men encircled the hapless animals, beating and clubbing them, forcing them forward up the ramp.
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Verb table
encircle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyencircle
he, she, itencircles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyencircled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave encircled
he, she, ithas encircled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad encircled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill encircle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have encircled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam encircling
he, she, itis encircling
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you, we, theyare encircling
Past
I, he, she, itwas encircling
you, we, theywere encircling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been encircling
he, she, ithas been encircling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been encircling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be encircling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been encircling
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