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
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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.
This operation would result in the capture of Khan Sheikhoun and the eventual encirclement of the militants in the northern Hama pocket.
In terms of coercion, he referenced pressure, subversion and intimidation from China, through harsh rhetoric, military incursions, island encirclement flights, aggressive disinformation and cyber attacks aimed at undermining Taiwanese democracy.
relations" and has recently held "encirclement exercises," sending its lone operating aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait.
China has in recent years stepped up its military drills around Taiwan, including regularly flying what Beijing calls "island encirclement" exercises and sending warships into the waters around Taiwan.
A statement issued by the Directorate of Civil Defense that the civil defense teams in Babylon extinguished the fire spread in the orchard area of Al-Bid'ah Al-Kabeer in the district of Mahaweel, where the fire was extinguished after the encirclement of several axes and prevent expansion and spread to the residential houses near the site of the incident" .
Viet Nam is determined to consolidating and strengthening the friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States and people, she said, adding that the country will stand beside and join hands with Cuba in its national protection and development, protesting and asking for ending encirclement and embargo policies against Cuba.
The new escalation further reinforces the encirclement at a cost for the Cuban economy that in 2018 exceeded 134 billion dollars at current prices and the figure of 933 billion dollars, taking into account the depreciation of the dollar against the value of gold in the international market.
ISLAMABAD -- The women wing of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) on Monday warned Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmad to stop criticism against party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari otherwise they would go for the encirclement of Lal Haveli.
She said Pakistan's uneasy relationship with Kabul reinforces a perception of encirclement while growing US-India strategic cooperation further aggravates these apprehensions.
He also discussed the financial statement of the government to be submitted to the House of Representatives over the Spending budget as well as the executive aspect of the national vision to further develop the structure of the Yemeni state The meeting approved a number of measures related to the encirclement of the expenditure budget deficit, which are to be submitted to the President of the Supreme Political Council for consideration and guidance as he sees fit in this regard.
Its spokesperson, Yousef Al-Mahmoud, said in a statement, "We call on the Arab and Islamic governments to show solidarity with Palestine, with its capital, the occupied Arab Jerusalem, through serious action via international quarters and stop the offensives on the Islamic and Christian holy sites, our capital and bring the aggressors to account." Latest attack Al-Aqsa Mosque Imam Omar Al-Kaswani and encirclement of the Dome of the Rock Mosque are the most recent of such crimes, perpetrated by the Israeli occupation against Jerusalem and the sacred places, he added.