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pincer movementnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈpɪn.sə ˌmuːv.mənt/ us   /ˈpɪn.sɚ ˌmuːv.mənt/
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
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in Chinese (Simplified) (军事进攻中的)钳形围攻…
in Chinese (Traditional) (軍事進攻中的)鉗形圍攻…
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