under siege

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Definition of under siege

1 : surrounded with soldiers or police officers in a siege The city was under siege and food was getting scarce.
2 : very seriously attacked or criticized by many people The newspaper has been under siege lately by its readers for printing a false story.

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“Under siege.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20siege. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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