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enclose (someone or something) (with)in (something)

To put something around something else to hold or restrain it. My mother enclosed my medal in glass so that it wouldn't get scratched. If you let the dogs go outside alone, make sure they're enclosed in the fenced part of the yard.
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enclose someone or something (with)in something

to contain someone, something, or some space inside of something. The police enclosed the people in a safe area while the accident was being cleaned up. The farmer enclosed the pig within a new pen.
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enclosed please find...

Formal business writing for “it's in this envelope.” Until the middle of the 20th century, businesses corresponded in formal—some would say stilted—language. “Enclosed please find” was one phrase that, although still used by some law firms and insurance companies, is well on its way to join such archaisms as “in hand,” ult. for “ultimo” (meaning “last month” as in “I have your letter of the 15th ult. in hand . . .”), inst. for “instant” or this month, and prox. for “proximo” or next month. Perhaps e-mail abbreviations like LOL, IOW, and TTFN will someday be considered just as quaint.
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At the main south end, the two long flank walls project beyond the building line to enclose an external room, sheltered and shaded by a cantilevered roof.
for Novare's Enclose II Cardiac Anastomosis Assist Device used in off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.
We believe that Enclose II offers Medtronic's customers a unique solution for eliminating the risks associated with use of partial occlusion clamps during CABG surgery.
Planning commissioners had asked Bio Gro to permanently enclose the project, in which sewage sludge, grass clippings and plant waste would be piled into into windrows 7 feet tall, 18 feet wide, and 850 feet long.
The new features of Enclose II incorporate design suggestions made by our surgeon customers," said Kerry Pope, president and chief executive officer.
added, "The Enclose II design upgrades make it much easier to use.
Upstairs, etched glass light wells diffuse luminance into the restaurant and glazed screens enclose private rooms.
We continue to believe that the only way to mitigate the adverse environmental and health impacts from this project is to enclose the facility,'' stated the letter, prepared by DCAP members Jane Williams and Lyle Talbot.
If you enclose it you normally don't encapsulate it first," Leitner added.
A pair of crescent-shaped roof canopies curve with supple precision to enclose and define the arena.
Two double-skinned layers of structural plywood panels enclose a gridded core of 105mm square section timber members.
The blocks enclose and define an irregularly-shaped central garden space.
A dramatic and lively contribution to the city of Llubljana on one side encloses new concepts of semi-private space, and creates a new square.
Another warped glass canopy, smaller cousin to the main roof, encloses these spaces allowing light to percolate down to the lower levels.