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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To crowd around or make many demands on someone.

Usage examples (37)
  • The fans excitedly besieged the escaping musicians in an attempt to get their autographs.
  • BENNETT: Yes, there is, because the word besiege reentered our vocabulary before the weekend.
  • American bishop urges Catholics to 'besiege' New York Times
  • Well, then the rest of us will 'besiege' the RCC and start demanding they be held accountable for these crimes. for more
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  • If they "besiege" (surround an enemy) us, we will "beseech" (beg, plead) them for our lives.
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