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definition of the word surround

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

Infinitive
to surround

Third person singular
surrounds

Simple past
surrounded

Past participle
surrounded

Present participle
surrounding

to surround (third-person singular simple present surrounds, present participle surrounding, simple past and past participle surrounded)

  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.

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