surround (someone, something, or oneself) with (someone or something)

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surround (someone, something, or oneself) with (someone or something)

1. To group or gather people or things on all sides around someone or something; to encircle or enclose someone or something with people or things. The building was surrounded with police officers, completely trapping the burglars inside. People from around the country have been surrounding the gravesite with flowers and messages of thanks to the fallen hero.
2. To make a concerted effort to keep certain types of people to attend to or associate with someone or oneself. She hates criticism, so she just surrounds herself with sycophants who admire everything she does. You should try to surround your children with positive influences, but you must also accept that you cannot control every person with whom they spend time their time. My mother always taught me to surround myself with decent, honest people.
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surround someone or something with someone or something

to encircle or enclose someone or something with people, something, or things. We surrounded him with his friends as he lay in the hospital bed. We surrounded the tree with wire netting to protect it against rabbits. They surrounded the display of jewels with guards.
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'I'm an advocate of getting an education, of having the right mentors and surrounding myself with the right people,' he said.
I carry on surrounding myself with the best people.
I streamlined my life and am living it as authentically as I can surrounding myself with people that only bring positivity and substance to my world.
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"I believe much of my success comes from surrounding myself with quality people.
I've always loved surrounding myself with beauty, whether art, theater performances or nature.
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Surrounding myself with people who knew exactly What I was going through 'mace the tough curriculum bearable.
Button added: "As for me, I love surrounding myself with good people and I hope I will be spending years with this team." ( ANI )
He added: "Yes, there's a certain student-teacher quality to our relationship, but surrounding myself with younger people helps keep me younger."
I had nothing, and began surrounding myself with odds and ends to make it feel like home.
"They're about to fight for world titles so me surrounding myself with fighters like that, is testament to the determination and goals I've still got because I want to be at their level."
"Surrounding myself with driven and ambitious thinkers has enabled me to diversify the business and make UKFast a market leader."
In surrounding myself with this network of support I have built, I believe it is safe to say my "brain trust" is complete.