New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: liege · sieve · singe · besiege · besieger · bilge · binge · dirge · hinge · midge
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siege

1 noun MIL battle operationléigear masc1  c m uthey laid siege to the city chuir siad an chathair faoi léigear, rinne siad léigear ar an gcathairthe siege was lifted briseadh an léigearsiege weapon arm léigir 2 noun illegal occupation of premisesléigear masc1  c m uafter a four-day armed siege tar éis léigear armtha a mhair ceithre lá
phrases

to be under siege

1 surrounded by enemy forcesbheith faoi léigearDerry was under siege for three months bhí Doire faoi léigear ar feadh trí mhí 2 under severe pressurebheith faoi léigearthe minister is under siege from the press tá an t-aire faoi léigear ag na meáin