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English definition of “circumnavigate”

circumnavigate

verb [T] (SAIL AROUND)    /ˌsɜː.kəmˈnæv.ɪ.ɡeɪt/ US  /ˌsɝː-/ formal
to sail all the way around something: They circumnavigated Cape Horn Island in canoes .Navigation and shipwrecksSailing and boating circumnavigation     /sɜː.kəmˌnæv.ɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌsɝː-/ noun [C or U] formal a circumnavigation of the globe from west to east Navigation and shipwrecksJourneysSailing and boating
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