circle in

circle in

1. To draw a circle around something. Just circle in your choice for dinner.
2. To move toward something in a circular path or route. The protesters are circling in on city hall.
3. To surround someone in a circle to limit their movement or ability to escape. Everyone in the store circled in to keep the robber from escaping.
See also: circle

circle in

v.
1. To make a circle or other closed loop around something: Circle in the part of the picture that you want to darken.
2. To surround and confine someone or something within a limited area: The bandits circled us in so that we couldn't escape.
3. To proceed in a circle or spiral path toward a destination: The plane circled in for a landing.
See also: circle
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