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Definition 1: the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack - [noun denoting act]

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(besieging is a kind of ...) a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy

(... is an instance of besieging) in 1781 the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops; the surrender ended the American Revolution

(... is an instance of besieging) a decisive battle in the American Civil War (1863); after being besieged for nearly seven weeks the Confederates surrendered

(... is an instance of besieging) the Roman siege of Syracuse (214-212 BC) was eventually won by the Romans who sacked the city (killing Archimedes)

(... is an instance of besieging) the Athenian siege of Syracuse (415-413 BC) was eventually won by Syracuse

(... is an instance of besieging) the town was taken from the Turks by the Russians in 1877 after a siege of 143 days

(... is an instance of besieging) the final campaign of the American Civil War (1864-65); Union forces under Grant besieged and finally defeated Confederate forces under Lee

(... is an instance of besieging) a long siege of Orleans by the English was relieved by Joan of Arc in 1429

(... is an instance of besieging) the British residents of Lucknow were besieged by Indian insurgents during the Indian Mutiny (1857)

(... is an instance of besieging) the French military base fell after a siege by Vietnam troops that lasted 56 days; ended the involvement of France in Indochina in 1954

(... is an instance of besieging) the peninsula and island in the Philippines where Japanese forces besieged American forces in World War II; United States forces surrendered in 1942 and recaptured the area in 1945

(... is an instance of besieging) a siege in which Federal troops under Sherman cut off the railroads supplying the city and then burned it; 1864

(... is an instance of besieging) a siege and massacre at a mission in San Antonio in 1836; Mexican forces under Santa Anna besieged and massacred American rebels who were fighting to make Texas independent of Mexico

(besieging belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

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