HyperDic: besiege

English > 3 senses of the word besiege:
VERBcompetitionbesiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in, circumventsurround so as to force to give up
emotionbesiegecause to feel distressed or worried
communicationbesiegeharass, as with questions or requests
besiege > pronunciation
Soundsbihsiy'jh
Rhymesliege / Liege ... siege: 3 rhymes with iyjh...
English > besiege: 3 senses > verb 1, competition
MeaningSurround so as to force to give up.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The Turks besieged Vienna"
Synonymsbeleaguer, surround, hem in, circumvent
Narrowerblockade, seal offimpose a blockade on
ebbhem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb
Broaderattack, assaillaunch an attack or assault on
Spanishasediar, cercar, sitiar
Catalanassetjar
Nounsbesiegeran enemy who lays siege to your position
English > besiege: 3 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningCause to feel distressed or worried.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Example"She was besieged by so many problems that she got discouraged"
BroaderdistressCause mental pain to
English > besiege: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningharass, as with questions or requests.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The press photographers besieged the movie star"
Broaderimportune, insistbeg persistently and urgently

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