- To surround on all sides; close in. (verb-transitive)
- To fence in so as to prevent common use: enclosed the pasture. (verb-transitive)
- To contain, especially so as to envelop or shelter: "Every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret” ( Charles Dickens). (verb-transitive)
- To insert into the same envelope or package: enclose a check with the order. (verb-transitive)
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