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American English: /sidʒ/
British English: /siːdʒ/

Translation of siege in Spanish:


  • the city was under siege
    la ciudad estaba sitiada
    state of siege to raise or lift a siege
    levantar un sitio
    to lay siege to something/somebodyto lay siege to a castle
    sitiar un castillo
    the press laid siege to the newlyweds
    los periodistas asediaron a los recién casados
    (before noun) (economy/mentality)
    de sitio
    de asedio
    Example sentences
    • In the American civil war the sieges of Vicksburg and Petersburg saw trench warfare on a localized scale, and the same was true of the siege of Port Arthur in the Russo-Japanese war.
    • After more than a month of siege warfare, Pemberton surrendered to Grant on 4 July 1863.
    • Stalingrad, besides being the turning-point of the war on the Eastern Front, was also a reminder that an ancient form of land warfare, the siege, was by no means obsolete.
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