encircle

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en- +‎ circle

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encircle (third-person singular simple present encircles, present participle encircling, simple past and past participle encircled)

  1. (transitive) To surround, form a circle around.
  2. To move or go around completely.
    • 1996, Macy Nulman, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer, page 385:
      It is also customary in the Orient and among Sephardim for the mourners to encircle the coffin of an erudite person seven times and recite Yoshayv besayter while making each circuit.

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