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beleaguer

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of beleaguer

  1. to surround (as a fortified place) with armed forces for the purpose of capturing or preventing commerce and communication beleaguered the castle for months Synonyms besiege, blockade, invest, leaguer [archaic]Related Words barricade, block, cut off, dam, encircle; assail, assault, attack, beset; confine, insulate, isolate, quarantineNear Antonyms emancipate, free, liberate, release, rescue

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to cast off or become cast off

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