lay+siege+to

  • 1 lay siege to — ► lay siege to conduct a siege of. Main Entry: ↑siege …

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  • 2 lay siege to — phrasal 1. : to besiege militarily laid siege to the town 2. : to pursue diligently or persistently : besiege lays siege to Anastasie and is making excellent progress until he ventures a clumsy reference to her father E.K.Brown laid diplomatic… …

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  • 3 lay siege — verb a) To besiege, to engage in a siege. And lay siege against it, and build a fort against it, and cast a mount against it; set the camp also against it, and set battering rams against it round about. b) To attack continually over a long period …

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  • 4 lay siege to — conduct a siege of. → siege …

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  • 5 lay siege to — phrasal 1. to besiege militarily 2. to pursue diligently or persistently …

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  • 6 lay siege to — blockade, isolate, take control of …

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  • 7 lay siege to — Besiege, beset, invest …

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  • 8 lay siege to — idi to besiege …

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  • 9 lay siege to something or someone — lay siege to (something or someone) 1 : to surround (a city, building, etc.) with soldiers or police officers in order to try to take control of it The army laid siege to the city. 2 : to attack (something or someone) constantly or repeatedly… …

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  • 10 lay siege to something — phrase to surround a place in order to force the people inside to come out Thesaurus: to surround or put something around somethingsynonym Main entry: lay …

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  • 11 lay siege to something — to surround a place in order to force the people inside to come out …

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  • 12 To lay siege to — Lay Lay (l[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Laid} (l[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Laying}.] [OE. leggen, AS. lecgan, causative, fr. licgan to lie; akin to D. leggen, G. legen, Icel. leggja, Goth. lagjan. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] 1. To cause to lie down,… …

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  • 13 siege — [si:dʒ] n [U and C] [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: sege seat, siege , from Vulgar Latin sedicum, from Latin sedere to sit ] 1.) a situation in which an army or the police surround a place and try to gain control of it or force someone to …

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  • 14 siege — [ sidʒ ] noun count or uncount 1. ) an attack in which an army surrounds a castle or city in order to prevent the people inside from receiving food and water: The troops prepared to withstand a long siege. break a siege (=to cause a siege to end) …

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  • 15 Lay — (l[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Laid} (l[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Laying}.] [OE. leggen, AS. lecgan, causative, fr. licgan to lie; akin to D. leggen, G. legen, Icel. leggja, Goth. lagjan. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] 1. To cause to lie down, to be… …

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  • 16 siege — ► NOUN 1) a military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling those inside to surrender. 2) a similar operation by a police team to compel an armed person to surrender …

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  • 17 siege — [sēj] n. [ME sege < OFr siege, aphetic < * assiege < VL * absedium, for L obsidium, siege, blockade, ambush < obsidere, to besiege < ob , against + sedere, to SIT] 1. the encirclement of a fortified place by an opposing armed force …

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  • 18 lay — lay1 W2S1 [leı] v the past tense of ↑lie 1 lay 2 lay2 v past tense and past participle laid [leıd] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(put somebody/something down)¦ 2 lay bricks/carpet/concrete/cables etc 3¦(bird/insect etc)¦ 4¦(table)¦ 5 lay the foundations/ …

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  • 19 Siege — A siege is a military blockade of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by attrition and/or assault. The term derives from sedere , Latin for seat or sitting. [ [http://m w.com/dictionary/siege Merriam Webster: siege] ] A siege occurs… …

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  • 20 lay — lay1 /lay/, v., laid, laying, n. v.t. 1. to put or place in a horizontal position or position of rest; set down: to lay a book on a desk. 2. to knock or beat down, as from an erect position; strike or throw to the ground: One punch laid him low.… …

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