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Russian fighters (1)encroached on two other Ukrainian cities as street fighting (2)flared across Kyiv, where a missile hit a residential building.

The Ukrainian defense forces, outmanned and (4)outgunned, waged a ferocious (5)resistance to the Russian invasion on Saturday, battling to keep control of the capital, Kyiv, and other cities around the country.


1. encroach: to gradually move or go into an area that is beyond the usual or desired limits يتجاوز، يتعدّى
  • The suburbs encroach further into the rural areas each year.
  • Russia is demanding legally binding security guarantees that the Western alliance won’t expand further eastward, with Moscow saying that would encroach on its own traditional sphere of influence.
usually + on or upon
  • People are encroaching on the animal's habitat. 
  • The ocean is slowly encroaching upon the shoreline.

2. flare
to shine or burn suddenly and briefly يندلع، ينفجر
  • A match flared (up) in the darkness.
often + up
  • The fighting flared up again after a two-week lull.
  • Fighting in eastern Ukraine is not unusual, with periodic flare-ups throughout the war years.

3. outgunned
: to have more military weapons and power than (someone or something) — often used as (be) outgunned يفوق عتادًا
  • We were outgunned by the enemy.

4. resistance: effort made to stop or to fight against someone or something مقاومة
  • He offered no resistance when he was arrested. [=he did not try to prevent himself from being arrested] 
  • The troops met heavy/stiff resistance as they approached the city.


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