ring around (someone or something)

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ring around (someone or something)

To form a circle around someone or something We ringed around the ancient tree to protect it from the woodcutters. A group of fans ringed around the celebrity, asking for autographs and reaching out for a hand shake.
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ring around something

to circle something. The children ringed around the maypole, dancing and singing. The mourners had ringed around the coffin for the final ceremony.
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According to the Chinese fortune-teller who checked out our ad agency (because we were bidding for a big account), only Monkeys can run rings around the Dragon.
Edward Guinan discovered the rings around which planet?
Theresa May and her team must up their game, because the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier is running rings around them.
Led by Andrea Isella, the Rice astronomers mapped the gases in three dark rings around the star in its surrounding disk.
Pupils at Ilmington Primary School recorded a song inspired by the Olympics, called Rings Around The World, which was such a success the children were invited to appear on Songs Of Praise, while magician Paul Daniels was so impressed he tweeted a link to his 41,000 followers.
I would love to think the Busby Babes could have rung rings around the United treble-winning team of 1999 but, to be honest, they would have been run ragged.
HENRY (Theo Stevenson) is a lazy boy with dreams of pop stardom, who runs rings around his Mum (Siobhan Hayes) and Dad (Mathew Horne).
Put fibre rings around brassicas or use a hole-free fleece cover
Demonarrows No excuses, it''s the second lousy performance by the Blues, if we don''t improve quickly Northampton will run rings around us.
A DAREDEVIL ring-tailed lemur is running rings around wildlife experts, after escaping from the Ostrava zoo in the Czech Republic.
The model features revised suspension, improved cabin trim, and chrome rings around the air vents.
It also features carved rings around one polished end.
In Europe French President Nicolas Sarkozy (pictured) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are really rubbing their hands in glee at the way they are running rings around Brown and the Cheshire Cat, who thought he had the president's job in the bag.
ALESHA Dixon better stick to singing and dancing because I can run rings around her.
I remember he used to talk about the Boro Swifts, and naturally Don used to run rings around us when we played, for fun of course.