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Form a circle around; surround:‘the town is encircled by fortified walls’
surround, enclose, circle, ring, encompass, circumscribe, border, bound, edge, skirt, fringe, form a ring around, form a barrier roundclose in, shut in, fence in, wall in, hem in, lock in, cut off, confinegird, girdle, engirdView synonyms
- ‘I didn't get far though, before his arms encircled my waist and pulled me to his wet body.’
- ‘One of Matt's arms encircled my waist and the other held my hand.’
- ‘She felt a steady grip around her right wrist and a strong arm encircle her waist.’
- ‘I smiled to myself as a pair of strong arms encircled my waist, steadying me and holding on tightly.’
- ‘I felt his arm encircle my waist and I looked up and he was looking down on me, smiling nervously.’
- ‘Imagine her surprise when she felt the point of a knife on the small of her back, and a large arm encircling her waist.’
- ‘While I was washing up the coffee cups I felt a pair of arms encircle my waist and a head lean on my shoulder.’
- ‘Looking at the side of the fan reveals a thin band of conductive material encircling the fan surround and connecting to the power cord.’
- ‘I was about to let go when I felt his arm encircle my waist, and his chin rest on the top of my head.’
- ‘The cuff is an inelastic cloth that encircles the arm and encloses the inflatable rubber bladder.’
- ‘She brought her arms up to encircle his waist, feeling the strong muscles of his abdomen beneath her hands where they rested.’
- ‘I felt his arms encircle my waist, and suddenly, we were five years old again, nothing mattered except our childish games, there was no war.’
- ‘To Jude she looked like an angel, with her dark locks encircling her face and her eyes closed and edged in thick lashes.’
- ‘Suddenly, I felt a pair of arms encircle my waist and pull me into an embrace.’
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