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What is another word for besieged?

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Adjective
Surrounded by hostile or enemy forces
“Flying supplies and reinforcements into the garrison, Slim mounted an overland campaign that gradually broke through to his besieged forces.”
Adjective
Attacked by hostile or enemy forces
“In a besieged city, no one is sure of his life, whether he is a soldier or not.”
Adjective
Burdened or weighed down, especially by a mass of something unpleasant
“Mr. Collins is constantly besieged with work which he cannot or will not execute, and it finds its way to other shops.”
Adjective
Appearing worn or harassed as if one is being pursued
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Verb
Past tense for to encircle and hem in, typically in a hostile fashion
“The reinforcement squadron would besiege the village, while ours would trap the rangers who were out on security patrol.”
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Past tense for to attack, especially by first encircling or surrounding
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“He clearly felt that it would have been better not to besiege the city in the first place, but that once the siege was begun, it should have been carried through to completion.”
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Past tense for to surround someone or something as a mob
“Fans would besiege actor Robert Pattinson at the event, desperate for a photo.”
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Past tense for to inundate, or be inundated, with large numbers of requests, complaints or tasks
“Ladies, knights and grandees all besiege him with requests for some elaborate allegorical conceit.”
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Past tense for to ask or demand someone for something in an earnest or bothersome manner
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“Subsequently, mobs of people from all over besiege him to cure their illnesses and to cast out their demons.”
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Past tense for to cause anguish or distress to
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“It seemed as if all the beaux esprits of Paris had entered into a league to assail and besiege her with verses, dramas and anecdotes.”
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Past tense for to protest for a cause, or against something
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Past tense for to effectively force (someone) to do something
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Past tense for gather into a crowd or mass
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