A military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling the surrender of those inside
Verdun had withstood a siege of ten weeks
A similar operation by a police or other force to compel the surrender of an armed person
A prolonged period of misfortune
I've been having a siege of headaches
the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
A siege is a military blockade of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by attrition or assault. The term derives from sedere, Latin for "to sit". ...
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seat (obsolete) A seat, especially as used by someone of importance or authority. (obsolete) An ecclesiastical see. (obsolete) The place where one has his seat; a home, residence, domain, empire. The seat of a heron while looking out for prey; a flock of heron. (obsolete) A privy or lavatory. ...
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To mount an extended assault on a mountain by moving laboriously upward through a series of progressively higher camps. Siege tactics include the use of oxygen, previously cached equipment dumps, and high-altitude porters to do the heavy lifting.
Military blockade of a city or fortification, designed to force it to surrender. The besiegers used three main techniques; close assault, bombardment, and capitulation. ...
(pronounced seej) Blocking the supply lines and escape routes of a city to force it to surrender. A siege usually meant one army trapped in a city, slowly running out of food and fresh water, with the opposing army camped outside. Famous sieges were held at Petersburg, Vicksburg, and Port Hudson.
All of the operations carried out to take a stronghold
The military tactic that involved the surrounding and isolation of a castle, town, or army, by another army, until the trapped forces were starved into surrender.
to assail or attack a fortification by surrounding it until the defenders are compelled to surrender; any prolonged effort (besiege) to overcome resistance. See LAST STAND.
A siege is a military blockade of a city of fortified place in which the attackers intend to compel the inhabitants to surrender. Source: Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (11th ed.)
The surrounding of a fortified place with the intent to take it, usually by blockade or bombardment
To surround and cut off supplies to an army or town until they surrender
To isolate a fortified place in order to make it surrender.
an attack upon a fortified place. Most sieges are nothing more than a waiting game, blocking off supplies to the enemy, until they are too hungry or weak and give up.
Although not an officially recognized term under international humanitarian law, it is generally understood to mean the capture of a city or geographic area by one party to an armed conflict, and the subsequent exertion of pressure upon that area in an attempt to force surrender.