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siege

siege

 
pronunciation:
sij
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a military maneuver in which a fortification, such as a city or a fort, is surrounded, subjected to attack, and cut off from supplies or reinforcements until its occupants surrender.
Many were killed in the siege of the fort.
similar words:
blockade
definition 2: a prolonged bout, as of illness or difficulty.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sieged, sieges, sieging
definition: lay siege to; besiege.
similar words:
beset, besiege, blockade
derivation: siegeable (adj.)
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  war