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Invest capital, perhaps (7)


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'invest' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'capital perhaps?' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'perhaps?' could be 'eg' (for example) and 'eg' is found within the answer.
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(Other definitions for besiege that I've seen before include "Surround (town etc) with armed forces" , "Crowd round oppressively" , "Surround (a place) with hostile intent" , "Surround (a place) in war" , "Surround - harass" .)

I've seen this clue in The Irish Independent and The Globe and Mail.
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