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siege

noun [C or U] uk   /siːdʒ/ us  
the surrounding of a place by an armed force in order to defeat those defending it: The siege of Mafeking lasted for eight months. The soldiers laid siege to (= started a siege of) the city. The castle was under siege for months.figurative That whole weekend at Cannes, Brigitte Bardot was under siege by photographers.
See also
Attacking and invadingEnclosing, surrounding and immersing
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