lay siege to

lay siege to
idi to besiege

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • lay siege to — ► lay siege to conduct a siege of. Main Entry: ↑siege …   English terms dictionary

  • 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   Wiktionary

  • 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay siege to — conduct a siege of. → siege …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • lay siege to — blockade, isolate, take control of …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lay siege to — Besiege, beset, invest …   New dictionary of synonyms

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