Definition of circumnavigate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

circumnavigate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌsɜːkəmˈnævɪɡeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɜːrkəmˈnævɪɡeɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they circumnavigate
BrE BrE//ˌsɜːkəmˈnævɪɡeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɜːrkəmˈnævɪɡeɪt//
 
he / she / it circumnavigates
BrE BrE//ˌsɜːkəmˈnævɪɡeɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɜːrkəmˈnævɪɡeɪts//
 
past simple circumnavigated
BrE BrE//ˌsɜːkəmˈnævɪɡeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɜːrkəmˈnævɪɡeɪtɪd//
 
past participle circumnavigated
BrE BrE//ˌsɜːkəmˈnævɪɡeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɜːrkəmˈnævɪɡeɪtɪd//
 
-ing form circumnavigating
BrE BrE//ˌsɜːkəmˈnævɪɡeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɜːrkəmˈnævɪɡeɪtɪŋ//
 
Travelling by boat or ship
 
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circumnavigate something (formal) to sail all the way around something, especially all the way around the world See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: circumnavigate