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a situation in which an army or the police surround a place and try to gain control of it or force someone to come out of it
The siege lasted almost four months.
a three-day police siege at a remote country cottage
the siege of Leningrad
end/lift/raise a siege
end a siege
lay siege to somebody/something
if the army or police lay siege to a place, they start a siege against it
In June 1176 King Richard laid siege to Limoges.
if you lay siege to someone, you do everything you can to try and get them to talk to you
Then he set to work laying siege to her with letters.
be under siege
to be surrounded by an army in a siege
to be being criticized, attacked, or threatened all the time
The TV station has been under siege from irate viewers phoning in to complain.
the feeling among a group of people that they are surrounded by enemies and must do everything they can to protect themselves
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