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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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