encircle encircle  /ɛn ˈsɜr kəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) form a circle around
  2. (v) bind with something round or circular

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The StreetStyle phones wrap around the back of the head and encircle the ear loosely.
  2. Many times, in fact, the cartel will encircle their marijuana plots with deadly booby-traps, such as buried spikes or shotgun shells attached to a trip-wire.
  3. The Janjaweed's latest tactic is to encircle camps of displaced Darfurians and attack any who venture out to collect water or firewood.

News

  1. Easter Island's Walking Heads

    An idea suggesting massive stone statues that encircle Easter Island may have been walked into place has run into controversy.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. Did Easter Island's famous statues 'walk' into place?

    An idea suggesting massive stone statues that encircle Easter Island may have been "walked" into place has run into controversy.In October 2012, researchers came up with the "walking" theory by creating a 5-ton replica of one of the statues (or "moai"), and actually moving it in an upright position, and have published a more thorough justification in the June issue of the Journal of ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: MSNBC

  3. Easter Island's 'Walking' Stone Heads Stir Debate

    An idea suggesting massive stone statues that encircle Easter Island may have been "walked" into place has run into controversy.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "This is urgent. If you want to join us, go help our friends in Suvarnabhumi," Chamlong said in a speech televised on the anti-government television station ASTV. "We are going to encircle police when they try and shut our friends out from...
    on Nov 27, 2008 By: Chamlong Srimuang Source: Denver Post

  2. "The police had pushed the protesters into a parking lot where they had police coming from all sides to encircle one area," Vucci said. "Once they got all the protesters into this one parking lot they kind of rushed and arrested all the...
    on Sep 1, 2008 By: Evan Vucci Source: Bemidji Pioneer

  3. Speaking on the conflict between Georgia and Russia over Georgia's breakaway republic of South Ossetia, Mr. Assad said: "On this issue we fully support Russia. The war, which was unleashed by Georgia, is the culmination of attempts to encircle and...
    on Aug 20, 2008 By: Bashar Assad Source: Hindu

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