lay siege to


as in besiege
to surround (as a fortified place) with armed forces for the purpose of capturing or preventing commerce and communication The military is preparing to lay siege to the city.

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“Lay siege to.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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