encirclement encirclement  /ɛn ˈsɜr kəl mənt/


  • (n) a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy


  1. Giant China is squeezed in a double Communist encirclementfrom without and from within.
  2. The German nightmareEinkreisung, encirclementwas coming true at last.
  3. The troops attacked for three whole days until they broke the encirclement.

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  1. "From what we have seen in recent years, the creation of a missile defense system, the encirclement of Russia with military bases, the relentless expansion of Nato, we have gotten the strong impression that they are testing our strength,"...
    on Nov 5, 2008 By: Dmitry Medvedev Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. Agence France Presse reported that Bemba told Belgian public radio VRT: "It's me who's been the victim of the attack and encirclement of my residence for weeks. You can't turn the roles on their heads. I am truly the victim and am not guilty."
    on Mar 24, 2007 By: Jean-Pierre Bemba Source: Independent Online

  3. "Whoever brings Georgia into NATO must know that in light of -- I will put this politely -- the unpredictable nature of the current leadership and an encirclement policy (towards Russia) which is supported by the United States -- NATO could end up...
    on Sep 25, 2008 By: Gerhard Schroeder Source: Reuters India

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