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laying siege to

phrase
present participle of lay siege to

Synonyms & Antonyms of laying siege to

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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“Laying siege to.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/laying%20siege%20to. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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