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American English: /səˈraʊnd/
British English: /səˈraʊnd/

Translation of surround in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (encircle)
    the house is surrounded by trees the garden was surrounded by a fence
    el jardín estaba cercado por una valla
    he was immediately surrounded by his bodyguards
    inmediatamente lo rodearon sus guardaespaldas
    we are surrounded by so much beauty
    estamos rodeados de tanta belleza
    surrounded by her family
    rodeada de su familia
    mystery surrounds the events leading up to his death
    los acontecimientos que llevaron a su muerte están rodeados de or envueltos en misterio
    1.2 (Military)
    we've got you surrounded
    te tenemos rodeado or cercado
    Example sentences
    • There will be no parking at the ground or in surrounding streets.
    • They thrive off of human interaction, they love company, they love to talk to people, to socialize, to surround themselves with people.
    • Restaurants, bars and hotels could surround the water.
    Example sentences
    • The club was literally surrounded by police forces, including mobile armed units of the patrol service Scut.
    • The barn on the property was surrounded by police officers drawing their weapons.
    • The jet was surrounded by police and commandos but there was no indication of the number of hijackers.


  • the fire surround
    el faldón de la chimenea
    Example sentences
    • Where the original stove would have been, she has created an inglenook fireplace with an oak surround and alcove storage.
    • There are two reception rooms, both of which feature original fireplaces with oak surrounds and tiled insets.
    • The room has a picture rail and the original fireplace with a mahogany surround.

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