• (British) IPA: /bɪˈliːɡəd/


  1. Besieged; surrounded by enemy troops.
    • 1990, Peter Hopkirk, The Great Game, Folio Society 2010, p. 220:
      4,500 British and Indian troops and twelve thousand camp-followers, including some three dozen British wives, children and nannies, found themselves beleaguered in what Kaye described as little better than ‘sheep-folds on the plain’.
    a beleaguered stronghold
    a beleaguered town
  2. Beset by trouble or difficulty.
    a beleaguered ego
    a beleaguered identity
    a beleaguered real estate market
  • unbeleaguered
  • German: vom Gegner umschlossen, vom Gegner eingeschlossen, belagert
  • Russian: осаждённый
Translations Verb
  1. Simple past tense and past participle of beleaguer

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