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besiege Explained

besiege at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


besiege at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1297, from be- + siege (q.v.). ///

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

v [T]
1 to surround a city or castle with military force until the people inside let you take control: --In April 655, Osman's palace was besieged by rebels.//
2 [usually passive] if people, worries, thoughts etc, besiege you, you are surrounded by them: --Miller was besieged by press photographers.//
3 be besieged with letters/demands/requests etc: to receive a very large number of letters, requests etc//

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

86 Moby Thesaurus words for "besiege":
apply pressure, assail, assault, attack, beleaguer, beset,
blandish, block, block off, block up, blockade, bound, box in, bug,
buttonhole, cage, cajole, chamber, close in, coax, compass,
contain, coop, coop in, coop up, cordon, cordon off, corral,
cut off, dun, encircle, enclose, encompass, enshrine, envelop,
exert pressure, fence in, harass, harry, hedge in, hem in,
house in, importune, impound, imprison, incarcerate, include,
inundate, invest, jail, kennel, lay siege to, leaguer, mew, mew up,
nag, nag at, overwhelm, pen, pen in, pester, petition, plague, ply,
pocket, press, pressure, push, quarantine, rail in, shrine,
shut in, shut up, soften up, stable, sue, surround, tease, trap,
urge, wall in, wheedle, work on, wrap, yard, yard up

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

Besiege \Be*siege"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Besieged}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Besieging}.] [OE. bisegen; pref. be- + segen to
siege. See {Siege}.]
To beset or surround with armed forces, for the purpose of
compelling to surrender; to lay siege to; to beleaguer; to

Till Paris was besieged, famished, and lost. --Shak.

Syn: To environ; hem in; invest; encompass.

besiege at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged
Vienna" [syn: {beleaguer}, {surround}, {hem in}, {circumvent}]
2: cause to feel distressed or worried; "She was besieged by so
many problems that she got discouraged"
3: harass, as with questions or requests; "The press
photographers besieged the movie star"

besiege at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: rhymes » iːdʒ


Inter: en-verb » besieg|ing
  • Inter: transitiv » e To beset or surround with armed forces for the purpose of compelling to surrender, to lay siege to, beleaguer.
    1. Inter: transitive » figuratively To beleaguer, lay siege to, beset.
    2. to assail or ply, as with requests or demands.


      Inter: trans-top » to surround with armed forces

  • Arabic: حاصر
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|assetjar
  • Danish: belejre
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|belegeren
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|piirittää, Inter: t+ » fi|motittaa
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|assiéger
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|belagern
  • Ido: asiejar

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|assediare
    • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|assiégi
    • Luxembourgish: Inter: t- » lb|belageren
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|beleire
    • Norwegian Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|omleire
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|împresura
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|dèan sèist air
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|asediar

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to lay siege to
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|belagern

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|dèan sèist air

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to assail or ply
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|belagern

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » bg: обсаждам, обкръжавам

    Inter: trans-botto » m



    Inter: head » de|verb form
  • Inter: de-verb form of » besiegen|1|s|g
    1. Inter: de-verb form of » besiegen|i|s
    2. Inter: de-verb form of » besiegen|1|s|k1
    3. Inter: de-verb form of » besiegen|3|s|k1

    Translation: cs » besiege
    Translation: de » besiege
    Translation: et » besiege
    Translation: es » besiege
    Translation: eu » besiege
    Translation: fr » besiege
    Translation: ko » besiege
    Translation: io » besiege
    Translation: kn » besiege
    Translation: ku » besiege
    Translation: hu » besiege
    Translation: mg » besiege
    Translation: ml » besiege
    Translation: my » besiege
    Translation: oc » besiege
    Translation: pl » besiege
    Translation: fi » besiege
    Translation: ta » besiege
    Translation: te » besiege
    Translation: vi » besiege
    Translation: zh » besiege