surround - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] [often passive] 

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present tense
present participlesurrounding
past tensesurrounded
past participlesurrounded
  1. 1
    to be all around or on all sides of someone or something

    Can you name the states that surround Colorado?

    surround something with something:

    People are surrounding their homes with barbed wire fences.

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  2. 3
    to be near someone all the time
    surround yourself with something:

    Maureen loved to surround herself with art.