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English definition of “surround”
/səˈrɑʊnd/ v [T]
› to be around something on all sides: Snow-capped mountains surround the city. The house was surrounded by dense woods. › To surround something also means to have to do with it or to result from it: I’m interested in the circumstances surrounding the accident. The controversy that surrounded the police action led to a number of investigations. surrounding
/səˈrɑʊn·dɪŋ/ adj [not gradable] › Hundreds of people fled from the city and are now living in the surrounding countryside.