Associations to the word «Besiege»


BESIEGE, verb. (transitive) To beset or surround with armed forces for the purpose of compelling to surrender, to lay siege to, beleaguer.
BESIEGE, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) To beleaguer, lay siege to, beset.
BESIEGE, verb. To assail or ply, as with requests or demands.

Dictionary definition

BESIEGE, verb. Surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna".
BESIEGE, verb. Cause to feel distressed or worried; "She was besieged by so many problems that she got discouraged".
BESIEGE, verb. Harass, as with questions or requests; "The press photographers besieged the movie star".

Wise words

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Ernest Hemingway