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rodear
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)
rodearse
pronominal verb
also:
  • rodear de to surround oneself with
rodear
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
rodearse
1 (volverse) to turn round
2
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
Indicative
PresentPreteritImperfectConditionalFuture
yorodeorodeérodeabarodearíarodearé
rodeasrodeasterodeabasrodearíasrodearás
él/ella/Ud.rodearodeórodeabarodearíarodeará
nosotrosrodeamosrodeamosrodeábamosrodearíamosrodearemos
vosotrosrodeáisrodeasteisrodeabaisrodearíaisrodearéis
ellos/ellas/Uds.rodeanrodearonrodeabanrodearíanrodearán
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