Surround

Definition of Surround

Sur`round´
v. t.1.To inclose on all sides; to encompass; to environ.
[imp. & p. p. Surrounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Surrounding.]
2.To lie or be on all sides of; to encircle; as, a wall surrounds the city.
But could instead, and ever-during dark
Surrounds me.
- Milton.
3.To pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate; as, to surround the world.
4.(Mil.) To inclose, as a body of troops, between hostile forces, so as to cut off means of communication or retreat; to invest, as a city.
n.1.A method of hunting some animals, as the buffalo, by surrounding a herd, and driving them over a precipice, into a ravine, etc.

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