Translation of "siege" - English-Spanish dictionary

siege

noun uk /siːdʒ/ us

the surrounding of a place by an armed force in order to defeat those defending it

sitio
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 besiege

(Translation of “siege” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

siege

noun /siːdʒ/

an attempt to capture a fort or town by keeping it surrounded by an armed force until it surrenders

cerco, sitio
The town is under siege.
siege is spelt with -ie- (not -ei-).

(Translation of “siege” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)