• IPA: /bəˈsiːd͡ʒ/

besiege (besieges, present participle besieging; past and past participle besieged)

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