Siege

Meaning: مُحاصِرہ ۔ کِسی قلعے کا ۔ اِسے فتح کرنے کے لیے کیا گیا فوجی مُحاصِرہ ۔ مُحاصِرہ کرنا ۔ گھیرا ڈالنا

Explanation: (Noun)- A military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling those inside to surrender.

Example: Verdun had withstood a siege of ten weeks.

Synonyms: Barricade, Closure, Encirclement.

Antonyms: Beginning, Opening, Start.

[Dawn Vocabulary: 05-05-2021]

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