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encase (something) in (something)

To place something in something else, often for protection. My mother encased my medal in glass so that it wouldn't get scratched. Be sure to encase the glassware in bubble wrap before putting it into the box.
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encase someone or something in something

to contain someone or something in something. We encased her broken leg in a splint and raced to the hospital. Sammy encased the butterfly in a glass display box.
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Army Corps of Engineers encased much of the river in concrete beginning in the late 1930s and continuing through the 1950s.
The river, which drains an 824-square mile watershed, once meandered down from mountain canyons to a broad plain scattered with marshes and lakes before being encased in concrete as the city sprawled this century.
As sap continues to flow out of the tree, the insects are covered and permanently encased.
Bite-size dinosaurs will be making their way across country from Thousand Oaks to Maine encased in amber-colored lollipops.
In the Spielberg movie, dinosaur's were created from DNA found in ancient mosquitoes encased in amber.