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English

Etymology

From Middle French soronder, from Late Latin superundare (super + undare).

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to surround

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to surround (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To encircle or simultaneously extend on all sides of something.
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 230c.
      and this way they get rid of those grand and stubborn opinions that surround them.
  2. (transitive) To enclose or confine something on all sides so as to prevent escape.

Translations

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Noun

surround

  1. (UK): Anything, such as a fence or border that surrounds something.

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