On March 13, 2009, Glenn Beck aired a special called “We surround Them, You Are Not Alone,” which drew 993,000 viewers.
Nor will it ever feel natural to gaze upon Hogwarts, flanked by its iconic boars—and the palm trees that surround it—from afar.
Four settler outposts, which even Israel considers illegal, surround Jalud.
The grim events that surround the early use of chlorine gas have become a staple of horrifying war stories.
Living as they do in the heart of the volatile Caucasus, Georgians are only too aware of the fires that surround them.
When on a hunting expedition, they are armed with bows and arrows, or occasionally with guns, and surround a hill.
But I trust that we shall not surround the matter with a mist of sentiment.
When it came up to the houses, not a dog barked, and none dared try to surround it, for it was not a real bear.
As these could not be our men, we knew the enemy were endeavoring to surround the detachment.
Improvement is his supreme attribute; and this it is which gives him the pre-eminence over all the creatures which surround him.
early 15c., "to flood, overflow," from Middle French soronder "to overflow, abound, surpass, dominate," from Late Latin superundare "overflow," from Latin super "over" (see super-) + undare "to flow in waves," from unda "wave" (see water (n.); and cf. abound). Sense of "to shut in on all sides" first recorded 1610s, influenced by figurative meaning in French of "dominate," and by sound association with round. Related: Surrounded; surrounding.