- n. 围攻；包围；围城；不断袭击；长期努力
- vt. 围攻；包围
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围攻 siege 四击(四面围着攻击)
来自古法语 sege,座位，来自通俗拉丁语*sedicum,座位，来自 sedere,坐下，词源同 set,sit,seat. 引申比喻义包围，封锁，字面意思即即军队在包围的城墙四周安营扎寨。
- siege (n.)
- early 13c., "a seat" (as in Siege Perilous, early 13c., the vacant seat at Arthur's Round Table, according to prophecy to be occupied safely only by the knight destined to find the Holy Grail), from Old French sege "seat, throne," from Vulgar Latin *sedicum "seat," from Latin sedere "sit" (see sedentary). The military sense is attested from c. 1300; the notion is of an army "sitting down" before a fortress.
- 1. The judge said the police had mishandled the siege.
- 2. They are hopeful of bringing the siege to a peaceful conclusion.
- 3. The journalists found a city virtually under siege.
- 4. The guy'll think he's under siege.
- 5. The siege is now in its eighteenth day.
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