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1‘the next thing we knew we were surrounded by cops’
encircle, enclose, encompass, ring, gird, girdle, go around
fence in, wall in, hedge in, hem in, close in, confine, bound, circumscribe, delimit, cut off
besiege, siege, beset, beleaguer, throng, trap
rare environ, enwreathe
1‘a tiled fireplace with a wood surround’
border, edging, edge, perimeter, boundary, margin, skirting, skirt, fringe
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.