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French translation of 'siege'

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[ˈsiːdʒ ]
siège m
to lay siege to [army][town, city, building] assiéger; [journalists] assiéger
to be under siege [town, city] être assiégé(e); (figurative) (under pressure) être assiégé(e)
to be under siege from all sides être assiégé(e) de toutes parts

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Example Sentences Including 'siege'

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Most recently, he served a prison sentence for his part in an armed siege led by two escaped criminals.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
And as a crash course in Roman siege tactics and military engineering, it could hardly be bettered.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
But the train is equipped to withstand a long siege.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Life does not have to be one long siege.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Suddenly, the siege began to lift in no uncertain fashion.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The siege mentality has brought a togetherness that would have been unimaginable a matter of months ago.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Phnom Penh was a city under siege.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
But it seems the command and control of this siege operation lacked all those things.
The Sun (2012)
Do you know what the longest military siege in history was?
The Sun (2010)
How can anyone talk when they haven't lifted the siege?
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
I don't want people coming into this city feeling that they've walked into siege town.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
It feels like the whole city is under siege.
The Sun (2015)
London is not a city under siege.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Special forces end the siege, not knowing if the next moment will be their last.
The Sun (2006)
The hotel staff are involved in an armed siege (above) in the season finale.
The Sun (2008)
The siege ended when police forced their way into the house and shot him.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The siege was the longest in British penal history.
The Sun (2014)
The town has been under siege by government forces since July.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They kept on coming, many after police ended the siege at the Bataclan concert.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
We have to guard against the siege mentality.
Christianity Today (2000)

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'siege' in Other Languages

British English: siege NOUN
A siege is a military or police operation in which soldiers or police surround a place in order to force the people there to come out or give up control of the place.
We must do everything possible to lift the siege.


Translation of siege from the Collins English to French
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