- 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 besiegers
"Since I have the choice, I prefer to opt for the latter struggle," he is reported to have told his besiegers.French Terrorist Mohamed Merah’s Last Words Taped by Cops Now Leaked on TV
July 9, 2012
But this cannot be, for he says expressly that he was one of the besiegers.Bunyan</p>
James Anthony Froude
If he were once in command of that knoll, the besiegers at its foot would be forced to retire.Hellenica
If a gun was fired from the Alamo, one of the besiegers was sure to fall.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
The besiegers were gathering; the world was watching, expectant of the grimmer struggle.The Long Roll
The French artillery was very powerful and, at times, overpowered that of the besiegers.Under Wellington's Command
G. A. Henty
- 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 besiegers
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