to form a circle roundA forty-foot-high concrete wall encircles the jail.
The church was surrounded by a rusted wrought-iron fence.
The area is ringed by troops.
This is the ring road that circles the city.
The land was enclosed by an eight-foot wire fence.
Egypt is encompassed by the Mediterranean, Sudan, the Red Sea and Libya.
The Christians fled when they saw the city being compassed with armies.
the thick black cloud of smoke that enveloped the area
girdle, , ,
The old town centre is girdled by a boulevard lined with trees.
Wood was comfortably enfolded in a woolly dressing-gown.
gird in, ,
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in the sense of circle
to enclose in a circleThis is the ring road that circles the city.
in the sense of circumscribe
to draw a geometric figure around (another figure) so that the two are in contact but do not intersect
Video: pronunciation of 'encircle'
encircle 的词库—— 柯林斯 英语词库