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besiege

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verb be·siege \bi-ˈsēj, bē-\

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of besiege

besiegedbesieging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to surround with armed forces

  3. 2 a :  to press with requests :  importune b :  to cause worry or distress to :  beset <doubts besieged him>

besieger noun

Examples of besiege in a sentence

  1. Customers have besieged the company with questions.



14th Century

First Known Use of besiege

14th century


BESIEGE Defined for Kids

besiege

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verb be·siege \bi-ˈsēj\

Definition of besiege for Students

besiegedbesieging

  1. 1 :  to surround with armed forces for the purpose of capturing <The army besieged the castle.>

  2. 2 :  to crowd around <The movie star was besieged by photographers.>

  3. 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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