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Another word for beleaguerment

  1. A prolonged surrounding of an objective by hostile troops

      1. A long, distressing or wearying period
      2. The encirclement of a fortified place by an opposing armed force intending to take it, usually by blockade and bombardment
      3. A prolonged period, as of illness:
      1. A military siege.
      2. A commitment, as of time or support.
      3. (Finance) A placement of capital in expectation of deriving income or profit from its use.
      1. The forces used to effect this isolation.
      2. The isolation of a nation, area, city, or harbor by hostile ships or forces in order to prevent the entrance and exit of traffic and commerce.
      3. A shutting off of a port or region of a belligerent state by the troops or ships of the enemy in order to prevent passage in or out in time of war
      1. The act of besieging, or the state of being besieged.
      2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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