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Siege

Spanish
English

siege
N

to lay siege to
V


to lay siege to
V

raising a siege
N

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English Definitions

siege
N
the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
siege of Orleans
N
a long siege of Orleans by the English was relieved by Joan of Arc in 1429
siege of Syracuse
N
the Roman siege of Syracuse (214-212 BC) was eventually won by the Romans who sacked the city (killing Archimedes)
siege of Syracuse
N
the Athenian siege of Syracuse (415-413 BC) was eventually won by Syracuse
siege of Vicksburg
N
a decisive battle in the American Civil War (1863); after being besieged for nearly seven weeks the Confederates surrendered
siege of Yorktown
N
in 1781 the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops; the surrender ended the American Revolution
N
the legendary seat at King Arthur's Round Table reserved for the knight who would find the Holy Grail; it was fatal for anyone else to sit in it
English Definitions from WordNet 3.0
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