perimeter


perimeter
noun
ADJECTIVE
inner, outer
northern, southern, etc.
entire
defensive, security
airport, base
VERB + PERIMETER
establish, form, mark

The river marks the eastern perimeter of our land.

defend, guard, secure
patrol, walk
breach

The gunman did not breach the security perimeter around the White House.

PERIMETER + NOUN
fence, fencing, wall
security
road
defender, player, shooter (all in basketball)
PREPOSITION
along the perimeter

I lugged my suitcase along the perimeter of the square.

around the perimeter, round the perimeter (esp. BrE)

We walked around the perimeter of the prison.

inside the perimeter, outside the perimeter

They demonstrated just outside the perimeter of the embassy.

on the perimeter

Many of the offices are located on the perimeter of the site.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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