- The army had besieged the castle.
Examples of besiege in a Sentence
Customers have besieged the company with questions.
Recent Examples of besiege from the Web
Two Syrian government enclaves in the city's west were besieged by ISIS for more than three years before the terror group was ousted about two months ago by the Syrian military backed by Russian forces.
The comments stunned many department employees who already felt besieged by proposed budget cuts and a president whose tweets frequently contradict Tillerson’s diplomacy.
In early October, besieged by soldiers just 40 miles shy of the border, the Nez Perce families fought to a stalemate.
The first black couple to move into the development, William and Daisy Myers, were besieged and subjected to cross burnings and racist catcalls.
In the 1980s, the statue was moved to a new location: a Tudor mansion that Cromwell had besieged in the civil war.
Syrian government forces control part of the provincial capital of the same name and its airport, but have been besieged by IS for years.
Bilbao desperately attempted to give their fans something to cheer and besieged Barcelona's box, with 15 minutes left.
Something the good but similarly besieged Rogue One didn't really have.
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First Known Use of besiege
aggravate, agitate, annoy, bother, bug, chafe, distress, disturb, exasperate, gall, get, grate, gripe, hagride, harass, harry, irk, irritate, molest, nettle, peeve, pester, pique, put out, rasp, rile, vex;
BESIEGE Defined for English Language Learners
: 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
BESIEGE Defined for Kids
- The movie star was besieged by photographers.
- … the monks around me besieged me with eager questions …
- —Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee
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