- to lay siege to.
- to crowd around; crowd in upon; surround: Vacationers besieged the travel office.
- to assail or ply, as with requests or demands.
Origin of besiege
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3. beset, pester, harass, harry, hound.
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Examples from the Web for besieger
It seems that the besieger, the heroine of the story if you may call her so, had a past.
In fact, in Paris he has half promised the besieger not to say anything about her past.
The besieger of London, feeling that her game is up, leaves them together.
They were besieged, but in no danger for the time of a closer acquaintance with the besieger.The Giraffe Hunters
The zig-zags or tortuous trenches in the approach of a besieger.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
- to surround (a fortified area, esp a city) with military forces to bring about its surrender
- to crowd round; hem in
- to overwhelm, as with requests or queries
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Word Origin and History for besieger
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