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English verb: environ

1. environ (contact) extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle

SamplesThe forest surrounds my property.

Synonymsborder, ring, skirt, surround

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adjoin, contact, meet, touch

Narrower (hyponym)cloister, cloister, close in, enclose, fringe, gird, girdle, hem in, inclose, shut in

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