To shut in on all sides
She stepped forward, lifting her arms to encircle his neck.
to encircle the plateau of the Donets.
broad, and on the other by a range of hills which almost encircle the town.
The steep, narrow streets of the old town contrast with the wide, shady boulevards which encircle it and divide it from the suburbs.
Tracks of a belt line transfer company encircle the city, and altogether there are more than 500 m.