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beleaguered Explained

beleaguered at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[bı'li:gəd]

beleaguered at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [usually before noun] formal [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Dutch; Origin: belegeren, from leger 'camp']//
1 experiencing a lot of problems or criticism: --the country's beleaguered steel industry//
2 surrounded by an army: --Supplies are being brought into the beleaguered city.//

beleaguered at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

35 Moby Thesaurus words for "beleaguered":
barred, beset, besieged, blockaded, bound, cabined, caged,
cloistered, closed-in, confined, cooped, cordoned, cordoned off,
corralled, cramped, cribbed, enclosed, fenced, hedged, hemmed,
immured, imprisoned, incarcerated, jailed, leaguered, mewed, paled,
penned, pent-up, quarantined, railed, restrained, shut-in, walled,
walled-in

beleaguered at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

Beleaguered at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Beleaguer \Be*lea"guer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beleaguered}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Beleaguering}.] [D. belegeren (akin to G.
belagern, Sw. bel["a]gra, Dan. beleire); pref. be- = E. be- +
leger bed, camp, army, akin to E. lair. See {Lair}.]
To surround with an army so as to preclude escape; to
besiege; to blockade.

The wail of famine in beleaguered towns. --Longfellow.

Syn: To block up; environ; invest; encompass.

beleaguered at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: suffix » beleaguer|ed.

Pronunciation

*Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /bɪˈliːɡəd/

Adjective

Inter: en-ad » j
  • Besieged; surrounded by enemy troops.
    1. 1990, Inter: w » Peter Hopkirk, The Great Game, Folio Society 2010, p. 220:
    2. :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’.
    3. Beset by trouble or difficulty.
    4. Inter: quote-news »


    |year=2012
    |date=May 5
    |author=Phil McNulty
    |title=Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool
    |work=BBC Sport
    |url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17878435
    |page=
    |passage=Chelsea were coping comfortably as Liverpool left Luis Suarez too isolated. Steven Gerrard was also being forced to drop too deep to offer support to the beleaguered Jay Spearing and Jordan Henderson rather than add attacking potency alongside the Uruguayan.

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » beset by trouble or difficulty
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|aangeslagen
    • Finnish: vaikeuksissa oleva
    • French: Inter: t- » fr|en difficulté, Inter: t+ » fr|mal en point, Inter: t+ » fr|éprouvé, Inter: t+ » fr|assiégé, Inter: t- » fr|à bout de souffle


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|angeschlagen
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|hostigado|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Verb

    beleaguered
  • Inter: past of » beleaguer

  • Translation: et » beleaguered
    Translation: ka » beleaguered
    Translation: my » beleaguered
    Translation: fi » beleaguered
    Translation: vi » beleaguered
    Translation: zh » beleaguered