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as in siege
the cutting off of an area by military means to stop the flow of people or supplies Germany's abandonment of the leaguer of Stalingrad is seen as a major turning point of World War II

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verb

archaic
as in to besiege
to surround (as a fortified place) with armed forces for the purpose of capturing or preventing commerce and communication an impregnable fortress that not even the mightiest army on earth would venture to leaguer

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“Leaguer.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/leaguer. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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