Besiege

usgb/bɪˈsiːdʒ/Volume
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Warfare ContextPlay
Use 'besiege' to describe military tactics in historical or fantasy contexts. SlideThe ancient city was besieged until its walls crumbled.
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Extended SiegePlay
'Besiege' implies a prolonged effort, not a quick assault. SlideThe soldiers prepared to besiege the castle through the winter.
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Active ConfinementPlay
To 'besiege' suggests active containment, preventing entry or escape. SlideRebels besieged the port, cutting off all trade routes.