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besiege

be·siege

besiege

 
pronunciation:
bih sij
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: besieged, besieges, besieging
definition 1: to surround with enemy forces; lay siege to.
The army besieged the city.
synonyms:
beleaguer, siege
similar words:
assail, attack, blockade, circle, encircle, encompass, environ, hem, ring, surround
definition 2: to flood or harass with questions, doubts, pleas, or the like; beset.
Fears besieged him when he stood up to give his speech.The actress was besieged by reporters and fans.Our office has been besieged with phone calls.
synonyms:
beset
similar words:
assail, attack, beleaguer, buttonhole, circle, encircle, encompass, environ, harass, harry, hound, importune, plague, ring, surround
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derivations: besiegingly (adv.), besiegement (n.), besieger (n.)
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