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 in a sentence
Customers have besieged the company with questions.
First Known Use of besiege
BESIEGE Defined for Kids
Definition of besiege for Students
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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