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siege British & World English

A military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling those inside to surrender

siege gun British & World English

A heavy gun used in attacking a place under siege

under siege British & World English

(Of a place) undergoing a siege

siege economy British & World English

An economy in which import controls are imposed and the export of capital is curtailed

lay siege to British & World English

Conduct a siege of (a place)

siege mentality British & World English

A defensive or paranoid attitude based on the belief that others are hostile towards one

under siege in siege British & World English

(Of a place) undergoing a siege

lay siege to in siege British & World English

Conduct a siege of (a place)