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.
Word by Word Definitions
: in or into a position below or beneath something
: below or short of some quantity, level, or limit
: in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness
: below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by
: subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of
: receiving or undergoing the action or effect of
: lower in rank or authority : subordinate
: a seat of distinction : throne
: a military blockade of a city or fortified place to compel it to surrender
: a persistent or serious attack (as of illness)
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