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pincer movement

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
a type of attack in which two parts of an army follow curved paths towards each other in an attempt to surround and then defeat the enemy
Translations of “pincer movement”
in Chinese (Traditional) (軍事進攻中的)鉗形圍攻…
in Chinese (Simplified) (军事进攻中的)钳形围攻…
(Definition of pincer movement from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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