surrounds

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[sur┬Ěround]

When you think of the word surround, think of something that's around you on all sides, like the trees that surround you in a forest or the people who surround you on a city street at rush hour.

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To inclose on all sides; to encompass; to environ.

Noun
the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround"

Verb
surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"

Verb
surround with a wall in order to fortify

Verb
extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"

Verb
envelop completely; "smother the meat in gravy"

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Verb
be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village"


v. t.
To inclose on all sides; to encompass; to environ.

v. t.
To lie or be on all sides of; to encircle; as, a wall surrounds the city.

v. t.
To pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate; as, to surround the world.

v. t.
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.
A method of hunting some animals, as the buffalo, by surrounding a herd, and driving them over a precipice, into a ravine, etc.


Surround

Sur*round" , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surrounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Surrounding.] [OF. suronder to overflow, LL. superundare; fr. L. super over + undare to rise in waves, overflow, fr. unda wave. The English sense is due to the influence of E. round. See Super-, and Undulate, and cf. Abound.] 1. To inclose on all sides; to encompass; to environ. 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.
3. To pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate; as, to surround the world. [Obs.] Fuller. 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. Syn. -- To encompass; encircle; environ; invest; hem in; fence about.

Surround

Sur*round", n. A method of hunting some animals, as the buffalo, by surrounding a herd, and driving them over a precipice, into a ravine, etc. [U.S.] Baird.

To inclose on all sides; to encompass; to environ.

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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Usage Examples

I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.

Everyone is your best friend when you are successful. Make sure that the people that you surround yourself with are also the people that you are not afraid of failing with.

And then there's all these other creeps that surround your band and suck off you like leeches and try to manipulate you and your business. You have to watch like a hawk. I'm always ready to fight. I see it very much as a battle.

I have never seen a game's graphics look so sharp and clean. The sound design for the game is also unique on the Xbox. The memory on this system allowed us to provide the user with 5.1 Dolby surround sound for home theatre owners.

I have a mother that's very strong and family that surround me and constantly tell me they love me.

I could party in a cardboard box with people who are funny and don't care. For me, it's really about who I surround myself with, so I just try to always be with hilarious people.

I surround myself with positive, productive people of good will and decency.

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Other Usage Examples

Anyone in the humor business isn't thinking clearly if he doesn't surround himself with idea people. Otherwise, you settle for mediocrity - or you burn yourself out.

I think it's important to get your surroundings as well as yourself into a positive state - meaning surround yourself with positive people, not the kind who are negative and jealous of everything you do.

Don't let people disrespect you. My mom says don't open the door to the devil. Surround yourself with positive people.

I think it's a very firm part of human nature that if you surround yourself with like-minded people, you'll end up thinking more extreme versions of what you thought before.

I have the greatest sympathy with the growth of the socialist party. I think they understand the evils that surround us and hammer them into people's minds better than we Liberals.

Computer technology is so built into our lives that it's part of the surround of every artist.

Being a teen can be tough. Just try to surround yourself with really good friends that really have your back, and also be a really good friend to those who really care about you. If you're not sure about certain things, talk to your friends that you trust and your family.

Clouds and darkness surround us, yet Heaven is just, and the day of triumph will surely come, when justice and truth will be vindicated.

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