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Meaning of "lay siege to" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LAY SIEGE TO

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LAY SIEGE TO

lay low
lay off
lay on
lay on the line
lay one´s finger on
lay oneself open
lay open
lay out
lay over
lay people
lay person
lay preacher
lay reader
lay sister
lay store by
lay to
lay to rest
lay up
lay vicar
lay waste

WORDS THAT END LIKE LAY SIEGE TO

accessible to
bring home to
come home to
come to
do justice to
do violence to
due to
give pause to
give rise to
give the lie to
heave to
lie to
not hold a candle to
opposite to
rise to
set fire to
take to
tumble to
turn a blind eye to
with an eye to

Synonyms and antonyms of lay siege to in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «lay siege to» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LAY SIEGE TO

Find out the translation of lay siege to to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lay siege to from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lay siege to» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

围攻
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sitiar
570 millions of speakers

English

lay siege to
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

करने के लिए घेराबंदी करना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

محاصرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

осаду
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sitiar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঘেরাও করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

assiéger
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Letakkan pengepungan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

belagern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

に包囲を敷く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

에 포위
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngepung kanggo
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bao vây
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முற்றுகை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वेढा घालणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kuşatmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

assediare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oblężenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

облогу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

asedia
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πολιορκήσει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

beleër
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

belägra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

beleire
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lay siege to

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LAY SIEGE TO»

The term «lay siege to» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.920 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LAY SIEGE TO» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lay siege to

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LAY SIEGE TO»

Discover the use of lay siege to in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lay siege to and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Lay Siege to Heaven: A Novel about Saint Catherine of Siena
Continuing his popular series of novels about saints of the Church, de Wohl devotes his considerable talents to an interpretation of one of the most unusual women of all time, St. Catherine of Siena.
Louis De Wohl, 1991
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Annals of the Turkish Empire from 1591 to 1659 of the ...
The enemy return to lay siege to Kaniza. It is to be observed that before this, an augmentation of troops, amounting to sixty thousand, foot and horse, supplied by Austria, Spain, and France, had been shipped at a port belonging to Venice, and  ...
Mustafa Naima, 1832
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Oriental Translation Fund
The enemy return to lay siege to Kaniza. It is to be observed that before this, an augmentation of troops, amounting to sixty thousand, foot and horse, supplied by Austria, Spain, and France, had been shipped at a port belonging to Venice, and  ...
‎1832
4
Vauban and the French Military Under Louis XIV: An ...
Saps and parallels were blocked up again and fortlets, redoubts and batteries were dismantled in order to avoid an eventual re-utilization by the enemy, returning to lay siege to the city. A religious office (Te Deum) was celebrated in the ...
Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage, 2009
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The chornicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet, continued by ...
He took with him the lord Charles d'Albret, constable of France, the marquis du Pont, son to the duke of Bar, the count de Clermontf, Montagu, great master of the household, with many other noble lords, who marched in a body to lay siege to ...
Enguerrand de Monstrelet, 1840
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An universal history: from the earliest accounts to the ...
La Fcrte had immediate orders to lay siege to Montmedi, by this diversion to prevent the enemy from attacking any place in Flanders that was unprovided ; while Turenne undertook to cover the siege, and at the fame time watch the motions of ...
George Sale, George Psalmanazar, Archibald Bower, 1761
7
The prince and the pedlar; or, The siege of Bristol, by the ...
A few straggling parties had appeared the day before; but it was not till the night of the 23rd and the following morning that the mass of the enemy advanced to lay siege to Bristol, at that time considered the second city in the kingdom, ranking ...
Ellen Pickering, 1839
8
History of the Eastern Empire from the Fall of Irene to the ...
Krum left his brother to blockade the city of Hadrian, and advanced himself to lay siege to the city of Constantine. He appeared before it six days after the accession of the new Emperor. In front of the walls he made a display of his power, and in ...
J. B. Bury, 2008
9
Horatio Nelson
In mid-May the British troops in Corsica were reinforced, and arrived to lay siege to the town. By that time the garrison had enough, and they surrendered on 21 May. The Agamemnon was sent to Gibraltar for a refit, and by the time she ...
Angus Konstam, 2012
10
The Life and Military Actions of His Royal Highness Prince ...
The Spies that were sent our, at their Return to the Camp, reported* that all the Ottoman Army was on the March, intending to lay Siege to Zidos ; which was confirmed by Prisoners. The Generals held another Council of Wax, and it was ...
‎1739

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LAY SIEGE TO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lay siege to is used in the context of the following news items.
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Barcelona presidential election: The lowdown on newly-elected …
... his face for TV3's discussion on Tuesday night and giving his opponents the chance to lay siege to his hopes of returning to the presidency. «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
While Brad Wall is "Showboating" Rachel Notley Moves On | rabble.ca
See what happens when you refuse to acknowledge premiers' meetings—the provinces lay siege to 24 Sussex Drive. The still petulant Mr Wall. «rabble.ca, Jul 15»
3
Irish truckers in fear of attack from Calais migrants - Independent.ie
The Irish drivers transporting goods from the continent have been caught in the crossfire as some 5,000 migrants lay siege to the port hoping to ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
4
Rahul Balm to Telangana Cong Woes - The New Indian Express
They were arrested when they tried to lay siege to the state secretariat on Friday. Reddy was quick to rubbish the news reports speculating his ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
5
Iran Deal: Ploy for Future Sabotage? - Intifada Palestine
They further advised that Israel should conduct air strikes against Syrian targets to weaken the regime as insurgents lay siege to the country ... «Intifada Palestine, Jul 15»
6
Municipal workers' stir turns violent
Meanwhile, CPM and CITU leaders declared that they would lay siege to the CM's camp office in protest against the insensitive attitude of the ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
7
Cops Foil Leftists' Bid to Besiege CM Office
VIJAYAWADA:Left activists, mostly women, were arrested on Friday when they attempted to lay siege to CM's Camp Office in the city. More than ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
8
Bandh Evokes Poor Response - The New Indian Express
TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy, CLP leader Jana Reddy and others were taken into custody when they tried to lay siege to the Secretariat. «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
9
Security Operatives Lay Siege to Sambo Dasuki's Home
The Abuja home of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, on Thursday came under heavy siege laid by security operatives, ... «Daily Times Nigeria, Jul 15»
10
Scott Walker and the Rage Factor
... and yet the citadel is still not taken, this is a disastrous attack,” Sun Tzu's advice for martial planners preparing to lay siege to a fixed position ... «Commentary Magazine, Jul 15»

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