French translation of 'surround'
1. (= be around) entourer
The house is surrounded by trees. La maison est entourée d’arbres.
2. (= encircle)
The police surrounded the house. La police a encerclé la maison.
you’re surrounded! vous êtes cerné !
3. (= be associated with) [controversy, secrecy] entourer
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Example Sentences Including 'surround'
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But the group surrounding a lion is the real focus of attention.The Times Literary Supplement (2011)
We walked along the miles of trenches which surrounded the city.THE HUNTING OF MAN (2004)
Bored with your plain wooden fireplace surround?Times, Sunday Times (2013)
High flint walls surround it on sides and friendly trees from neighbouring offer shade and privacy.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Men out hunting discovered a cave surrounded by sick wild animals.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
So it was a new taste with all the familiar things surrounding it.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
What hope for a city surrounded by the universal solvent?Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The uncertainty surrounding his role seems to infect his play.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
You see his assurance in the quality of the people he has surrounded himself with.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
One of the figures is seen making a hole in the fence that surrounds the property.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Despite all the controversy surrounding the show it was a great final.The Sun (2008)
His exact cause of death is still to be established and the circumstances surrounding his disappearance and death are currently under investigation.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Old sash windows and fireplace surrounds rescued from the same demolition site across the street were also put to new use.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
She was soon surrounded by a group of elderly women.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The shackles of my physical body had faded away and instead I was free and floating above it, surrounded by a bright white light.The Sun (2010)
The small fence which surrounds his neatly pruned garden is lined with flowers and tributes.The Sun (2007)
They had surrounded the whole area with riot vans.The Sun (2014)
We are surrounded by other people from the moment we are born.The Sun (2016)
Why not surround the village and find out who is there?Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Concerns about the outlook for miners and uncertainty surrounding a potential Brexit are weighing on sentiment.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Courts must also consider all of the surrounding circumstances, including the social context in which the particular behavior occurs.Christianity Today (2000)
Much controversy surrounds what happened next.Cultural Anthropology (1995)
The swimming pool is set well down below a high retaining wall and surrounded by cypress hedges.The Education of a Gardener (1994)
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'surround' in Other Languages
British English: surround /səˈraʊnd/ VERB
If something or someone is surrounded by something, that thing is situated all around them.
...the fluid that surrounds the brain.
- American English: surround
- Arabic: يُحيطُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: circundar
- Chinese: 围绕
- Croatian: okružiti
- Czech: obklopit
- Danish: omgive
- Dutch: omringen
- European Spanish: rodear
- Finnish: ympäröidä
- French: encercler
- German: umgeben
- Greek: περιβάλλω
- Italian: circondare
- Japanese: 囲む
- Korean: 둘러싸다
- Norwegian: omringe
- Polish: otoczyć
- European Portuguese: circundar
- Romanian: a fi înconjurat
- Russian: окружать
- Spanish: rodear
- Swedish: omringa
- Thai: ล้อมรอบ
- Turkish: çevreleyen
- Ukrainian: оточувати
- Vietnamese: vây quanh
Translation of surround from the Collins English to French Dictionary