circle-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: move in circles

Their friend wasn't ready, so they circled the block.
The airplane circled the runway in preparation for landing.
The dog circled three times before lying down.
At noon, dolphins can be seen circling the buoy.
The fighter's circled each other before striking.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Motion,Traversing
PropBank: circle.01

Sense Number 2: to form a circle around (something)

He circled his answer on the exam.
The army circled around their enemies.
The child drew circles around her friends in the picture.
People circled around the two men fighting.
The security guards circled the hooligans at the party.

VerbNet: contiguous_location-47.8
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: circle.02