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besiege

verb

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1 to surround (as a fortified place) with armed forces for the purpose of capturing or preventing commerce and communication
  • armies besieged the city for six months before it finally surrendered

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3 to make a request to (someone) in an earnest or urgent manner
  • bereaved parents continued to besiege the president with pleas to end the war

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The first known use of besiege was in the 13th century

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“Besiege.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/besiege. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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