Examples of encircle in a Sentence
A crowd of reporters encircled the mayor.
communication satellites encircling the earth
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Beach-town mayors had their waters encircled with fences and netting.
Meanwhile, American forces encircled the embassy, and based on reports that Noriega was an opera lover who despised rock ’n’ roll, began blaring loud music.
As the counterterrorism forces moved to encircle some of the final neighborhoods of the city in May, three drivers were wounded in one day of fighting.
But despite the encircling mountains and buffering remoteness, Indawgyi Lake is straining under many of the same environmental and conflict-related challenges that are stressing the fragile nation.
The 101st Airborne Division at Bastogne is completely encircled by the German XLVII Panzer Corps.
The high command chose to focus on a salient near Kursk, where there was an opportunity to encircle and destroy a dozen Soviet armies.
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Origin and Etymology of encircle
Middle English enserclen
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of encircle for English Language Learners
: to form a circle around (someone or something) : to surround (someone or something)
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