Etymology
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besiege (v.)

"lay siege to," c. 1300, from be- + siege. Related: Besieged; besieging.

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Definitions of besiege

besiege (v.)
surround so as to force to give up;
The Turks besieged Vienna
Synonyms: beleaguer / surround / hem in / circumvent
besiege (v.)
cause to feel distressed or worried;
She was besieged by so many problems that she got discouraged
besiege (v.)
harass, as with questions or requests;
The press photographers besieged the movie star
From wordnet.princeton.edu