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rodean is the present form of rodear in the third person plural - View Conjugation
transitive verb
1. (to put around)
a. to surround
Estaban rodeados por el enemigo y tuvieron que rendirse.They were surrounded by the enemy and had to surrender.
b. to encircle
Rodea el número correcto con lápiz o esfero.Encircle the correct number with a pencil or pen.
2. (to go around) (Latin America)
a. to round up
El perro rodeó el ganado en el corral.The dog rounded up the cattle in the pen.
reflexive verb
3. (to be accompanied)
a. to surround oneself
Se rodeó de su familia antes de fallecer.He surrounded himself with his family before passing away.
transitive verb
1. to surround (poner o ponerse alrededor)
  • le rodeó el cuello con los brazos she put her arms around his neck
  • ¡ríndete, estás rodeado! surrender, we have you o you're surrounded!
  • vive rodeado de libros he's always surrounded by books
2. to surround (estar alrededor de)
  • el misterio que rodea la investigación the mystery surrounding the investigation
  • todos los que la rodean hablan muy bien de ella everyone around her speaks very highly of her
3. to go around (dar la vuelta a)
4. to skirt around (eludir)
pronominal verb
  • rodear de to surround oneself with
transitive verb
1 (poner alrededor de) to encircle; enclose
rodearon el terreno con alambre de púas they surrounded the field with barbed wire; they put a barbed wire fence around the field; le rodeó el cuello con los brazos she threw her arms round his neck
2 (ponerse alrededor de) to surround
los soldados rodearon el edificio the soldiers surrounded the building
3 (Latinoamérica) [+ganado] to round up
pronominal verb
1 (volverse) to turn round
rodearse de to surround o.s. with; se rodeó de gente importante she surrounded herself with important people
Verb Conjugations for rodear
Gerund: rodeando
Participle: rodeado
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