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 were some initial reports that the pro-government forces sent to relieve the siege had managed to break through the encirclement and enter he base which is east of Aleppo city after heavy clashes, the Observatory said.
In Aleppo, the Syrian army began an offensive against ISIL to break the Kuweires air base out of encirclement, as well as offensives around the southern outskirts of the city, liberating 14 villages only in the last two days.
Their only option was to make a desperate dash out of encirclement down the main road, racing at 60mph through the German positions with all guns firing.
Abd al-Rahman is the seventh child of Aida Camp to have been killed by Israeli occupying forces since its encirclement by the illegal Annexation Wall in 2005.
The encirclement of Hader comes amid rising fears in Syria's Druze community.
With the 100m Charlton Mires turbine, this would further extend the encirclement of South Charlton by turbines.
Whether Russia is right to be alarmed at its perception of encirclement and loss of in"uence, its concerns have to be seriously addressed with rmness, but also sensitivity to legitimate security interests because the crisis is now in serious danger of spiralling out of control.
Al-Riyadh newspaper highlighted the importance of the conference in explaining the abnormal tendency of terrorism as it is also a ring of encirclement of this peaceful world due to a handful of those who have crossed the norms and ethics in adopting crimes under a religious cover.
Encirclement Kiev military spokesman Lysenko said Debaltseve town centre had been shelled and that government reinforcements had launched a counter-attack to stop rebels encircling the town.
There is no question of encirclement or cutting off of the main communication lines.
Chinese Communist forces infiltrated large numbers of troops into North Korea and lured Eighth Army and X Corps into extending their supply lines to the point where the Chinese technique of double envelopment and encirclement was favorable, given a superior number of troops.