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English Dictionary: besiege by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
besiege
v
  1. surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
    Synonym(s): besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in, circumvent
  2. cause to feel distressed or worried; "She was besieged by so many problems that she got discouraged"
  3. harass, as with questions or requests; "The press photographers besieged the movie star"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Besiege \Be*siege"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Besieged}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Besieging}.] [OE. bisegen; pref. be- + segen to
      siege. See {Siege}.]
      To beset or surround with armed forces, for the purpose of
      compelling to surrender; to lay siege to; to beleaguer; to
      beset.
  
               Till Paris was besieged, famished, and lost. --Shak.
  
      Syn: To environ; hem in; invest; encompass.
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