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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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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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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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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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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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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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To attack or bombard with bombs or artillery
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To protest for a cause, or against something
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To effectively force (someone) to do something
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Gather into a crowd or mass
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