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Definition of circumnavigate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

circumnavigate

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verb
NAmE//ˌsərkəmˈnævəˌɡeɪt//
 
circumnavigate something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they circumnavigate
 
he / she / it circumnavigates
 
past simple circumnavigated
 
-ing form circumnavigating
 
 
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to sail all the way around something, especially all the way around the world
circumnavigation
 
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NAmE//ˌsərkəmˌnævəˈɡeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] the circumnavigation of the globe
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