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a prolonged surrounding of an objective by hostile troops

an often prolonged period, as of illness

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to surround with hostile troops

Synonyms for siege

the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack

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The troops were laying siege to 200 Palestinian fighters who were occupying the church.
But despite laying siege to the Alex goal in the final half hour, Stan Ternent's men could not conjure up a dramatic leveller before Dean Ashton finally killed them off with his first senior goal 10 minutes from time as the Clarets defence abandoned their defensive duties in search of a third goal.
From Albuquerque, New Mexico, to New Britain, Connecticut, police are loading up on military hardware and laying siege to ghettos and border towns.
The SDF further embarked on arresting Commander of Liwa al-Thowar Abu Issa in the town of Ein Issa in Northern Raqqa after laying siege on the bases of the rival group.
Mum-of-eight Big Mags has already driven Christie out of one council home in Stirling after laying siege to it with a posse of pals.
Relevant reports said on Tuesday that the Turkish Army troops and Ankara-backed militants continued Operation Olive Branch against Kurdish militias in Afrin Region in Northwestern Aleppo and captured more points, laying siege on a strategic region.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Turkish Army troops and Ankara-backed militants continued Operation Olive Branch against Kurdish militias in Afrin Region in Northwestern Aleppo on Tuesday and captured more points, laying siege on a strategic region.
The sources said that the army men and allied militants stormed the Kurds again and captured the villages of Maskanli, Mamli, Atmanli and Mosaco, laying siege on the Kurdish militants in Rajou region from the three Northern, Western and Southern directions.
The sources said that the army men managed to beat back terrorists from the village of Um Tineh in Southern Aleppo and moved towards the village of Um al-Joureh near Abu al-Dhohour airbase in Southeastern Idlib, laying siege on the militants in a region covering 1,200 sq/km of area from Southeastern Khanasser in Aleppo up to West of the town of Sinjar in Idlib and North of al-Sa'an region in Northern Hama.