Definition of encircle in English:

encircle

Syllabification: en·cir·cle
Pronunciation: /enˈsərkəl
 
/

verb

[with object]
Form a circle around; surround: the town is encircled by fortified walls
More example sentences
  • Imagine her surprise when she felt the point of a knife on the small of her back, and a large arm encircling her waist.
  • The cuff is an inelastic cloth that encircles the arm and encloses the inflatable rubber bladder.
  • I didn't get far though, before his arms encircled my waist and pulled me to his wet body.
Synonyms
surround, enclose, circle, girdle, ring, encompass; close in, shut in, fence in, wall in, hem in, confine
literary gird, engirdle

Derivatives

encirclement

noun
More example sentences
  • The latest outrage was the encirclement of the city, cutting it off and isolating it from its environment through barricades.
  • The counterattack scored some stunning successes at first, including the encirclement of the 101st Airborne Division at Bastogne.
  • This turned allies into enemies, creating a fear of encirclement - and an even greater obsession with military strength.

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