Beleaguering



to surround with military forces.
to surround or beset, as with troubles.
Historical Examples

The Student’s Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving Washington Irving
The Roof Tree Charles Neville Buck
Three More John Silence Stories Algernon Blackwood
A Historical Geography of the British Colonies Charles Prestwood Lucas
Tourcoing Hilaire Belloc
In the Valley Harold Frederic
Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2) John Addington Symonds
Constantinople William Holden Hutton
The Siege of Norwich Castle Matilda Maria Blake
A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

verb (transitive)
to trouble persistently; harass
to lay siege to
v.

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