besiege

All Verb Noun
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  • Yet he knew that his power was besieging her on every side. Cited from Trailin'!, by Max Brand
  • As no one offered, he sent an army of soldiers to besiege him. Cited from Moorish Literature, by Anonymous
  • He did not fight a single field battle, instead winning his empire by besieging cities.
  • Shall he besiege his church for expensive equipment, perhaps for a new building? Cited from The Minister and the Boy, by Allan Hoben
  • Terror of the people in the street sat down before his mind like a besieging army. Cited from The Short-story, by William Patterson Atkinson
  • Instead they were forced to besiege the British forces in the upper levels.
  • He besieged Rome for three days until his brother came to aid in the invasion.
  • And they would all besiege him, and he could only marry one of them -- at once! Cited from The Regent, by E. Arnold Bennett
  • A party of children would do as well, or better, were they set to besiege a town. Cited from A March on London, by G. A. Henty
  • The king and his mayor then turned to besiege their other rival in the city.
  • In besieging a place, they are seldom seen in force upon any particular quarter. Cited from The First White Man of the West, by Timothy Flint
  • His enemies might besiege him and shut him in, but they could never cut off his water supply. Cited from Sermons on Biblical Characters, by Clovis G. Chappell
  • If then he will besiege us, let him try it. Cited from German Classics, Vol. III (Schiller), by Kuno Francke, Editor-in-Chief
  • It rapidly gained strength, and prepared to besiege the emperor in his capital. Cited from France in the Nineteenth Century, by Elizabeth Latimer
  • There was one chance left, and one alone, which was to cut their way out through the besieging lines. Cited from Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean, by E. Hamilton Currey
  • He besieged the city, but was defeated and taken prisoner in a battle outside the city.
  • The besieging army opened fire on the castle, to little effect.
  • The city was difficult to besiege because the deep river surrounded it.
  • She besieged the fortress of language again and again in a thousand and one ways.
  • William besieged the castle and captured it after two months.
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Meaning of besiege

  • verb Surround so as to force to give up
    The Turks besieged Vienna
  • verb Cause to feel distressed or worried
    She was besieged by so many problems that she got discouraged
  • verb Harass, as with questions or requests
    The press photographers besieged the movie star