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surround

verb [T]     /səˈraʊnd/
B1 to be everywhere around something: Snow-capped mountains surround the city. Gwen sat at her desk, surrounded by books and papers. Mystery still surrounds the exact circumstances of Stalin's death. She said that she wanted to die surrounded by the people she loves (= with them all present). Early this morning, armed police surrounded (= moved into a position so that they were everywhere around) a house which they thought contained an escaped prisoner.Enclosing, surrounding and immersing surrounding     /-ˈraʊn.dɪŋ/ adjective [before noun] B2 A lot of the children at the school do not live in the town, but come in from the surrounding countryside.Next to and beside
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