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Variant of enclose.
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a less common spelling of enclose
inˈclosable adj
inˈcloser n
inˈclosure n
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v.t. -closed, -clos•ing.
1. to close in on all sides; shut in.
2. to surround, as with a fence: to enclose land.
3. to insert in the same envelope, package, etc.: to enclose a check.
4. to contain or hold.
en•clos′a•ble, adj.
en•clos′er, n.
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Past participle: inclosed
Gerund: inclosing

I inclose
you inclose
he/she/it incloses
we inclose
you inclose
they inclose
I inclosed
you inclosed
he/she/it inclosed
we inclosed
you inclosed
they inclosed
Present Continuous
I am inclosing
you are inclosing
he/she/it is inclosing
we are inclosing
you are inclosing
they are inclosing
Present Perfect
I have inclosed
you have inclosed
he/she/it has inclosed
we have inclosed
you have inclosed
they have inclosed
Past Continuous
I was inclosing
you were inclosing
he/she/it was inclosing
we were inclosing
you were inclosing
they were inclosing
Past Perfect
I had inclosed
you had inclosed
he/she/it had inclosed
we had inclosed
you had inclosed
they had inclosed
I will inclose
you will inclose
he/she/it will inclose
we will inclose
you will inclose
they will inclose
Future Perfect
I will have inclosed
you will have inclosed
he/she/it will have inclosed
we will have inclosed
you will have inclosed
they will have inclosed
Future Continuous
I will be inclosing
you will be inclosing
he/she/it will be inclosing
we will be inclosing
you will be inclosing
they will be inclosing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been inclosing
you have been inclosing
he/she/it has been inclosing
we have been inclosing
you have been inclosing
they have been inclosing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been inclosing
you will have been inclosing
he/she/it will have been inclosing
we will have been inclosing
you will have been inclosing
they will have been inclosing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been inclosing
you had been inclosing
he/she/it had been inclosing
we had been inclosing
you had been inclosing
they had been inclosing
I would inclose
you would inclose
he/she/it would inclose
we would inclose
you would inclose
they would inclose
Past Conditional
I would have inclosed
you would have inclosed
he/she/it would have inclosed
we would have inclosed
you would have inclosed
they would have inclosed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.inclose - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"
tuck, insert - fit snugly into; "insert your ticket into the slot"; "tuck your shirttail in"
wall in, wall up - enclose with a wall
bower, embower - enclose in a bower
border, environ, surround, skirt, ring - extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
enshrine, shrine - enclose in a shrine; "the saint's bones were enshrined in the cathedral"
encase, incase, case - enclose in, or as if in, a case; "my feet were encased in mud"
swallow up, eat up, immerse, swallow, bury - enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
frame, frame in, border - enclose in or as if in a frame; "frame a picture"
glass in, glass - enclose with glass; "glass in a porch"
bank - enclose with a bank; "bank roads"
encapsulate - enclose in a capsule or other small container
fence, fence in - enclose with a fence; "we fenced in our yard"
cordon off, rope in, rope off - divide by means of a rope; "The police roped off the area where the crime occurred"
casket - enclose in a casket
corral - enclose in a corral; "corral the horses"
fort, fortify - enclose by or as if by a fortification
hedge in, hedge - enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges; "hedge the property"
2.inclose - introduce; "Insert your ticket here"
plug - insert as a plug; "She plugged a cork in the wine bottle"
plug - insert a plug into; "plug the wall"
inoculate - introduce a microorganism into
inset - set or place in
glass - put in a glass container
catheterise, catheterize - insert a catheter into (a body part); "catheterize the patient's bladder"
cup - put into a cup; "cup the milk"
interlard, intersperse - introduce one's writing or speech with certain expressions
feed in, feed - introduce continuously; "feed carrots into a food processor"
slip - insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly; "He slipped some money into the waiter's hand"
foist - insert surreptitiously or without warrant
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
inject, shoot - force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing; "inject hydrogen into the balloon"
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References in classic literature ?
To prove to you that we already know all about it, I inclose herewith a list and description of all the ships you have."
The latter conducted himself like a past-master in the art of flattery: he admired all Monk's tactics, and the ordering of his camp, he joked very pleasantly upon the circumvallations of Lambert's camp, who had, he said, very uselessly given himself the trouble to inclose a camp for twenty thousand men, whilst an acre of ground would have been quite sufficient for the corporal and fifty guards who would perhaps remain faithful to him.
I inclose the sealed letter which he gave me at the farmhouse.