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a military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling the surrender of those inside.
"Verdun had withstood a siege of ten weeks"
an operation in which a police or other force surround a building and cut off supplies, with the aim of forcing an armed person to surrender.
a prolonged period of misfortune.
by the way in my language the word sycophant has more a meaning of whistleblower (even if here too it is largely unused)
Is 'don fine' part of your dialect? Makes no sense to me. If you're going to be a pedant, do it properly.