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Synonyms for circle

Synonyms for circle

a closed plane curve everywhere equidistant from a fixed point or something shaped like this

a course, process, or journey that ends where it began or repeats itself

a group of people sharing an interest, activity, or achievement

a particular social group

to move or cause to move in circles or around an axis

Synonyms for circle

ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length

something approximating the shape of a circle

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movement once around a course

a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island

street names for flunitrazepan

a curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house

any circular or rotating mechanism


move in circles

form a circle around


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After all, Old Deer Park has never been a happy hunting ground for the Billesley Common club and, with a side missing half a dozen injured players who might be considered first-choice, connections could be forgiven for thinking that this was a time to circle the wagons.
The more successful companies that do fund-raising need to reach out to their customers and ask them what do they need and how can they help them circle the wagons, if you will, and implement and run a successful venture.
If the major actors in the conservation movement decide to further circle the wagons rather than engage in an open and honest conversation about the future of nature protection efforts internationally, it is likely that the growing division among groups that should be allies will widen and that little will happen where it matters the most--on the ground.
They're under attack and that ironically reinforces the problem that got us into this in the first place: Circle the wagons and protect one another.
As "conservative" commentator John Podhoretz approvingly pointed out in a December 13th column for the New York Post (which is owned by CFR media magnate Rupert Murdoch), "conservatives didn't circle the wagons, claiming that Lott was being mistreated and he'd already apologized and Bill Clinton did worse.
But, as I implied, the current recall campaign appears so partisan that the media and Democrats almost certainly would circle the wagons around you.
What will matter is how McLeish manages to circle the wagons, create a them-and-us mentality among his players and use disappointment and defeat as the mother and father of victory and glory.
But if so, only to providers who circle the wagons and ignore the tragic loss of public confidence in health care, a private sector social service business from which people expect better.
The tendency is to circle the wagons during a crisis, when in fact the opposite is necessary.
Employees Circle the Wagons," one recent Washington Times headline announced.