Simple Definition of besiege
: to surround a city, building, etc., with soldiers and try to take control of it
: to gather around (someone) in a way that is aggressive, annoying, etc.
: to overwhelm (someone) with too many questions or requests for things
Examples of besiege
The army beseiged the castle.
Customers have besieged the company with questions.
First Known Use of besiege
BESIEGE Defined for Kids
Definition of besiege
1 : to surround with armed forces for the purpose of capturing <The army besieged the castle.>
2 : to crowd around <The movie star was besieged by photographers.>
3 : to overwhelm with questions or requests <… the monks around me besieged me with eager questions … — Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee>
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