circle verb

1 move in a circle

ADV. slowly The helicopter was circling slowly, very low. | overhead A buzzard was circling overhead.

PREP. above Several airliners were circling above the airport. | around/round The vultures were already circling around the dead animal.

2 draw a circle round sth

PHRASES circle sth in black, red, etc. She circled her birthday in red on the calendar.