be·siege verb \bi-ˈsēj, bē-\
: 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
: to surround with armed forces
a : to press with requests : importune
b : to cause worry or distress to : beset <doubts besieged him>
— be·sieg·er noun
Examples of BESIEGE
- The army besieged the castle.
- Customers have besieged the company with questions.
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