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To surround or put something around something - thesaurus

Synonyms

kettle

verb

to control a crowd of people by surrounding them and preventing them from moving or leaving

surround

verb

to be all around or on all sides of someone or something

enclose

verb

to surround someone or something

engulf

verb

to cover or surround something in a way that harms or destroys it

encircle

verb

to completely surround someone or something

envelop

verb

to surround someone or something completely

hem in

to enclose someone or something and prevent them from moving or leaving

ring

verb

to surround someone or something, especially in order to protect them or to prevent them from escaping

contain

verb

if an area contains something, you will find that thing there

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band

verb

to put a circular band around something

border

verb

to form a line along the edge of something

bound

verb

formal if an area is bounded by a fence, trees, a river etc, this is what is around its edge

box off

to separate an area from the rest of a place, especially by building a wall around it

circle

verb

to form a circle around something

cocoon

verb

to cover or surround someone or something

cordon off

to form a cordon around an area

drape

verb

to put something made of cloth over or around something

edge

verb

to form the edge of something, or to put something round the edge of another thing

encase

verb

to completely cover or enclose something

encompass

verb

formal to include or surround an area completely

enfold

verb

formal to surround or enclose someone or something

fence

verb

to put a fence around something

frame

verb

to put a picture or photograph in a frame

frame

verb

literary to form a border around something

fringe

verb

to form a line around the edge of something

girdle

verb

literary to surround something

hedge in

to surround someone or something

lay siege to something

to surround a place in order to force the people inside to come out

line

verb

to form rows along the sides of something

mantle

verb

literary to cover, hide, or surround something

mob

verb

if a large group of people mob someone or something, they surround them in an angry or excited way

rim

verb

to form a rim that goes around the edge of something

rope off

to enclose an area using ropes, usually because of danger

skirt

verb

to go around the edge of a place or thing

swamp

verb

to enter somewhere, or to surround someone, in very large numbers

wall in

to surround something with a wall

wrap round

to put something around something else

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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