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surroundingsnoun [plural]

uk   /səˈraʊn.dɪŋz/ us   /səˈraʊn.dɪŋz/
B2 the place where someone or something is and the things that are in it: Some butterflies blend in with their surroundings so that it's difficult to see them.
B2 the place where someone lives and the conditions they live in: They live in very comfortable/pleasant/drab/bleak surroundings.

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surroundingsplural noun

us   /səˈrɑʊn·dɪŋz/
the place where you live and the conditions in which you live: Everyone wants safe, comfortable surroundings.
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