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English verb: enclose

1. enclose (contact) enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering

SamplesFog enveloped the house.

Synonymsenfold, envelop, enwrap, wrap

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover

Narrower (hyponym)bathe, benight, capsulate, capsule, capsulise, capsulize, cocoon, cover, engulf, enshroud, hide, sheathe, shroud, tube

2. enclose (stative) close in

SamplesDarkness enclosed him.

Synonymsconfine, hold in

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bear, carry, contain, hold

Narrower (hyponym)border, bound, box in, box up, embank, frame, rail, rail in

3. enclose (contact) surround completely

SamplesDarkness enclosed him.
They closed in the porch with a fence.

Synonymsclose in, inclose, shut in

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)border, environ, ring, skirt, surround

Narrower (hyponym)bank, border, bower, bury, case, casket, cordon off, corral, dike, dyke, eat up, embower, encapsulate, encase, enshrine, fence, fence in, fort, fortify, frame, frame in, glass, glass in, hedge, hedge in, immerse, incase, insert, rope in, rope off, shrine, swallow, swallow up, tuck, wall in, wall up

4. enclose (change) introduce

SamplesInsert your ticket here.

Synonymsinclose, insert, introduce, put in, stick in

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

Narrower (hyponym)catheterise, catheterize, cup, feed, feed in, foist, glass, inject, inoculate, inset, interlard, intersperse, plug, plug, shoot, slip

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