Definition of besiege
Examples of besiege in a Sentence
Customers have besieged the company with questions.
Recent Examples of besiege from the Web
The claim that New Orleans was on track to become more violent than lawless areas of South and Central American cities that have been besieged by drug cartel violence and civil unrest had some readers raising their eyebrows.
Before and after that tweet, the legislator — a Democrat — said he was besieged by death threats.
Portman's phone lines and offices were besieged with constituent requests to vote no.
Most of this region was lost to the Assad regime by late 2013, although the Syrian military remains in control of parts of Deir Ezzor city, where about 200,000 people are besieged by ISIS.
Royal said after the Bloomberg article published, Richardson's office was besieged calls from constituents wondering if state election results were thrown into jeopardy.
Kurdish forces backed by U.S. airstrikes are also besieging Raqqa, which has acted as ISIS de facto capital city.
Hetfield said from a small stage besieged by the crowd on the field.
Every half-inning he was besieged by fans who requested an autograph or photo with the likely future Hall of Fame player.
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First Known Use of besiege
BESIEGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of besiege 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
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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