in the sense of encircle
to form a circle roundA forty-foot-high concrete wall encircles the jail.
in the sense of enclose
to surround completelyThe land was enclosed by an eight-foot wire fence.
in the sense of encompass
to enclose within a circleEgypt is encompassed by the Mediterranean, Sudan, the Red Sea and Libya.
in the sense of envelop
to cover, surround, or enclosethe thick black cloud of smoke that enveloped the area
in the sense of fellowship
companionship or friendshipthe National Youth Fellowship
in the sense of field
an area of human activity or knowledgeThey are both experts in their field.
in the sense of fraternity
a body of people united in interests, aims, etc.the spread of stolen guns among the criminal fraternity
in the sense of gird
a proposal to gird the river with a series of small hydroelectric dams
in the sense of hoop
a rigid circular band of metal, plastic, or woodFor hand sewing, use an embroidery hoop to keep the fabric taut.
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Video: pronunciation of 'circle'
circle 的词库—— 柯林斯 英语词库
Life on the edge
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?