siege


siege
noun
ADJECTIVE
lengthy, long, prolonged (esp. BrE)
four-day, ten-hour, etc.
armed, gun, police (esp. BrE)
economic, military

Under military and economic siege, entire economic sectors have collapsed.

VERB + SIEGE
lay

An angry mob laid siege to City Hall.

The English forces laid siege to the city of Tournai.

break
end, lift, raise, relieve (= arrive to help the people in a siege)

The opposition pledged to lift a siege of government buildings.

The royal forces marched south to lift the siege of Donnington Castle.

withstand

This fortress could withstand a siege for years if necessary.

survive
SIEGE + VERB
last

The siege lasted two years.

begin, end

The seven-hour armed siege at the school ended peacefully.

SIEGE + NOUN
warfare
engine, tower, weapon
mentality (figurative)

His views are typical of the siege mentality of this administration.

PREPOSITION
at a/the siege

soldiers wounded at the siege of Charleston

during a/the siege
under siege

At the very end of the war, the city again came under siege.

siege of
PHRASES
a state of siege

The police placed the city under a virtual state of siege.


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  • siege — [ sidʒ ] noun count or uncount 1. ) an attack in which an army surrounds a castle or city in order to prevent the people inside from receiving food and water: The troops prepared to withstand a long siege. break a siege (=to cause a siege to end) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • siege — [si:dʒ] n [U and C] [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: sege seat, siege , from Vulgar Latin sedicum, from Latin sedere to sit ] 1.) a situation in which an army or the police surround a place and try to gain control of it or force someone to …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Siege — Siege, n. [OE. sege, OF. siege, F. si[ e]ge a seat, a siege; cf. It. seggia, seggio, zedio, a seat, asseggio, assedio, a siege, F. assi[ e]ger to besiege, It. & LL. assediare, L. obsidium a siege, besieging; all ultimately fr. L. sedere to sit.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • siege — [sēj] n. [ME sege < OFr siege, aphetic < * assiege < VL * absedium, for L obsidium, siege, blockade, ambush < obsidere, to besiege < ob , against + sedere, to SIT] 1. the encirclement of a fortified place by an opposing armed force …   English World dictionary


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