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Meaning of BELEAGUER

Pronunciation:  bi'leegur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
  2. [v]  annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"

BELEAGUER is a 9 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: badger, besiege, bug, circumvent, harass, hem in, pester, surround, tease
 See Also: assail, attack, bedevil, blockade, crucify, dun, ebb, frustrate, rag, seal off, torment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Be*lea"guer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beleaguered}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Beleaguering}.] [D. belegeren (akin to G.
belagern, Sw. bel["a]gra, Dan. beleire); pref. be- = E. be- +
leger bed, camp, army, akin to E. lair. See {Lair}.]
To surround with an army so as to preclude escape; to
besiege; to blockade.

      The wail of famine in beleaguered towns. --Longfellow.

Syn: To block up; environ; invest; encompass.

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