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The troops prepared to withstand a long siege.
An attempt was made to break the 38-month siege of Sarajevo.
The king lifted the siege two months later.
Malta was under siege in World War II.
Police surrounded the house for a 12 hour siege.
The town was in a state of siege (=people could not leave or enter it).
Hundreds of students laid siege to the American embassy.
This is the British English definition of siege. View American English definition of siege.
the seed of a plant called anise, used for adding flavour to food and drink
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