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Surrounded and surrounding

inside

adjective, adverb, preposition

enclosed in a container or space

surrounding

adjective

near or all around a place

enclosed

adjective

surrounded by something and separated from what is outside

around

adverb, preposition

surrounding or enclosing something

in

adjective, adverb, preposition

held or enclosed by something

inside

adjective, adverb, preposition

into an enclosed container or empty space

round

adverb, preposition

surrounding or enclosing something

about

adverb, preposition

surrounding or enclosing someone or something

hedged in with/by

surrounded by people or things

in the round

designed to stand alone and able to be looked at from all sides

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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