The [military] technique of blockading a city or other target that has a strong defensive position. Usually by surrounding it and trying to stop escapes and resources getting in.

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Was Swedish king Charles X Gustav's horse killed during Siege of Kraków (1655)?

My question is related to Siege of Kraków, which took place in 1655, between 25th of September and 13th of October, during Second Northern War, which is usually referred to as "Swedish Deluge" in ...