What is another word for encircle?

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[ ɛnsˈɜːkə͡l], [ ɛnsˈɜːkə‍l], [ ɛ_n_s_ˈɜː_k_əl]

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How to use "Encircle" in context?

In modern society, the term "encircle" is most commonly associated with the process of trapping a perpetrator within a circle of law enforcement personnel. Encirclement generally refers to the act of trapping a suspect within a physical barrier, such as a crime scene perimeter.

The concept of encirclement dates back to ancient battle tactics. By forming a physical barrier around their troops, ancient armies could prevent their enemies from fleeing and regrouping.

Today, the principle of encirclement is still used in law enforcement. By trapping a suspect within a physical barrier, investigators can slow down or even stop the perpetrator's escape.

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