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Another word for besiegement

  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
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