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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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She then asked, "Any insights or statistical variation to report on the benefits of enclosing BREs and bearing the additional postage?
Company officials said that enclosing the operation would be too expensive and instead proposed a compromise, including submitting to yearly reviews, putting tarps over material that could be blown away, and suspending loading and unloading when winds are above 25 mph.
England in the time of the Heptarchy, the water enclosing, Angles or Isle Land covered by water.
Nature's design also turns out to be the mathematician's answer to the most economical way of enclosing and separating two given volumes of space.
After acknowledging receipt of my letter, and enclosing it, the Chief of the Programs, Policy, and Control Division at Rock Island wrote: "I have enclosed the envelope in which it was mailed.
I am enclosing a press release regarding these recommendations.
To the west is a glass-roofed chasm between concrete walls rising the height of the building and enclosing a long flight of stairs to each level.
However, BioGro officials said enclosing the operation would be too expensive and instead proposed a compromise that included submitting yearly reviews, doubling its letter of credit to $10 million for the cleanup of potential problems and putting tarps over material that could blow away.
He proposes that the discrepancy creeps in because the plates enclosing the froths prevent them from expanding naturally.
Itsuko Hasegawa's latest community centre is a fluidly informal set of volumes that draws on traditional Japanese means of enclosing space for cultural events.
The smaller canopy converges with the hill on the east side; the larger roof enclosing the main west stand extends beyond the perimeter of the stadium, forming angular projections in the landscape.
BioGro officials have rejected the idea of enclosing the plant, saying it would cost $78.
A necklace of office spaces extends around three sides of the perimeter, enclosing a huge atrium space (of which more later).
But the revised plans for BioGro's sludge operation at Avenue A at 140th Street West don't provide for completely enclosing the operation - something critics had sought.
Some 2000 years ago, the Romans evolved systems of enclosing large spaces to contain public life.