set down (v.) 5
encamp, lay siege
AW I.i.117 [Parolles to Helena] Man setting down before you will undermine you
Cor I.ii.28 [Second Senator to Aufidius, of the Romans] If they set down before's, for the remove / Bring up your army
Tim V.iii.9 [Soldier alone, of his captain] Before proud Athens he's set down by this
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sit down (v.)