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  1. circumscribe

    • IPA[ˈsərkəmˌskrīb]

    美式

    • v.
      restrict (something) within limits;draw (a figure) around another, touching it at points but not cutting it
    • verb: circumscribe, 3rd person present: circumscribes, gerund or present participle: circumscribing, past tense: circumscribed, past participle: circumscribed

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. restrict (something) within limits their movements were strictly monitored and circumscribed
    • 2. draw (a figure) around another, touching it at points but not cutting it if a hexagon is circumscribed about a circle the lines joining opposite vertices meet in one point