encirclement


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en·cir·cle

 (ĕn-sûr′kəl)
tr.v. en·cir·cled, en·cir·cling, en·cir·cles
1. To form a circle around; surround: A belt encircled his waist.
2. To move or go around completely; make a circuit of: The moon encircles the earth.

en·cir′cle·ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.encirclement - a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemyencirclement - a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
military action, action - a military engagement; "he saw action in Korea"
naval blockade - the interdiction of a nation's lines of communication at sea by the use of naval power
beleaguering, besieging, military blockade, siege - the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
Translations

encirclement

[ɪnˈsɜːklmənt] N (Mil) → envolvimiento m

encirclement

n (Mil) → Einkreisung f, → Umfassung f; (in a valley) → Einkesselung f; (of building)Umstellung f
References in classic literature ?
As had she been a dog, he kicked the ugly little bushwoman to her feet and compelled her to start with him on an encirclement of the base.
There is no question of encirclement or cutting off of the main communication lines.
India's sensitivity to potential Chinese encirclement is similar to China's fears of encirclement by the US and its allies.
The violent and bloody overthrow of a democratically elected Ukraine Government and an election which excluded most Russian speakers in the East of Ukraine in which an immensely wealthy oligarch came to power, combined with the encirclement of Russia by NATO bases and the recognition by Germany of blatantly fascist movements in Ukraine all show where the provocation for this war came from.
France said that the operation was carried out in coordination with Australia, the United States and Britain and was destined to help the local population whose survival is threatened by the IS encirclement.
It had announced in a previous statement released Saturday night that the army shelled the armed groups' gathering spots in preparation for their isolation and encirclement, pointing out that further military reinforcements were sent to the area.
Beijing is fully aware of US encirclement designs via rebalancing, a massive shift of US forces to the Asia-Pacific in apparent preparation for a war with China.
India's expansive diplomacy in Afghanistan since the 2001 ouster of the Taliban has already fanned Pakistan's fears of encirclement, and its embassy in Kabul has been bombed twice.
Misch recalled how on 22 April 1945, two days before two Soviet armies completed their encirclement of the city, Hitler said, "That's it.
16 in order to place the issue in the context of Hezbollah's persecution and encirclement.
Scary enough in isolation, but then factor in its total encirclement of two and three-storey towering spectator stands, hospitality boxes and a numerous proliferance of alcoholic refuelling dens and you have the modern-day equivalent of a bear pit or Roman coliseum where the strident baying for blood is the only consideration for the 20,000 incumbents.
The great task for Obama, incoming Chinese President, Xi Jinping, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the new Japanese and South Korean leaders who will come to power following elections in December, and all ASEAN members is to ensure that consensus prevails in Asia without stoking China's greatest strategic fear -- encirclement.