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Synonyms for envelop

Synonyms for envelop

to cover completely and closely, as with clothing or bandages

to surround and cover completely so as to obscure

to surround and advance upon

Synonyms for envelop

enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering

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What caused the 6- to 7-hour delay in getting the flanking maneuver on the Confederate right into place?
Berkowitz differs with the received wisdom regarding this move, arguing that at that point "speed, usually critical to turning the corner in a traditional flanking maneuver, was not the most important factor.
As Ellwood sees it, the measure is an administrative flanking maneuver, a means to attack "popular programs that are much harder to reduce or dismantle" through the legislative process.
In spite of much subsequent self-congratulation over the allied flanking maneuver that broke the Iraqi Republican Guards, what was most impressive and decisive in sober retrospect for the allied victory happened in the dimensions of logistics and technology, not in operations.
In the Inchon-Seoul operations, MacArthur's daring flanking maneuver had defeated upwards of 30,000 enemy forces at a cost of 530 dead and 2,500 wounded.
Johnston's position forces Sherman to make a decision: Stand and fight or continue the flanking maneuvers that characterized the preceding six weeks.