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besiege

be·siege

besiege

 
pronunciation:
bih sij
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part of speech: verb
inflections: besieged, besieges, besieging
definition 1: to surround with soldiers in order to attack or capture.
The army besieged the city.
similar words:
attack, blockade, circle, encircle, encompass, hem, ring, surround
definition 2: to surround or attack from all sides with questions or doubts.
Fears besieged him when he stood up to give his speech.
synonyms:
beset
similar words:
attack, buttonhole, circle, encircle, encompass, harass, hound, plague, ring, surround
derivations: besiegingly (adv.), besiegement (n.), besieger (n.)
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