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Meaning of BESIEGE

Pronunciation:  bi'seej

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  harass, as with questions or requests; "The press photographers besieged the movie star"
  2. [v]  surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
  3. [v]  cause to feel distressed or worried; "She was besieged by so many problems that she got discouraged"

BESIEGE is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: beleaguer, circumvent, hem in, surround
 See Also: assail, attack, blockade, distress, ebb, importune, insist, seal off



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Be*siege"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Besieged}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Besieging}.] [OE. bisegen; pref. be- + segen to
siege. See {Siege}.]
To beset or surround with armed forces, for the purpose of
compelling to surrender; to lay siege to; to beleaguer; to

      Till Paris was besieged, famished, and lost. --Shak.

Syn: To environ; hem in; invest; encompass.

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