encircle

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪnˈsɜːrkəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɛnˈsɝkəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(en sûrkəl)

Inflections of 'encircle' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
encircles
v 3rd person singular
encircling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
encircled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
encircled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
en•cir•cle /ɛnˈsɜrkəl/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -cled, -cling. 
  1. to form a circle around;
    surround:Trees encircled the park.
  2. to make a circling movement around:The spaceship encircled the moon.
en•cir•cle•ment, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
en•cir•cle  (en sûrkəl),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -cled, -cling. 
  1. to form a circle around;
    surround;
    encompass:to encircle an enemy.
  2. to make a circling movement around;
    make the circuit of.
en•circle•ment, n. 
  • 1350–1400; Middle English; see en-1, circle

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
encircle /ɪnˈsɜːkəl/ vb
  1. (transitive) to form a circle around; enclose within a circle; surround

enˈcirclement n
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