to lay siege to.
to crowd around; crowd in upon; surround:
Vacationers besieged the travel office.
to assail or ply, as with requests or demands.
Having collected a large army Heracles set out for Eubœa in order to besiege Œchalia, its capital.
Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome E.M. Berens
Antony of Bourbon headed an army of the Catholics to besiege the city.
Henry IV, Makers of History John S. C. Abbott
Another fleet, on its way to besiege Lilybæum, in the same year, was lost off Cape Pactyrus.
The Art of War Baron Henri de Jomini
So it was with Montgomery, for he was enabled to besiege the fort in both ways.
Canada: the Empire of the North Agnes C. Laut
After its capture, with the Mississippi open to supply the two armies, they were to unite and besiege Vicksburg.
Our Standard-Bearer Oliver Optic
With what passion, what entreaties, what tears did she besiege the throne!
A Handful of Stars Frank W. Boreham
He commenced landing troops in Italy, threatening to besiege Rome.
Louis XIV., Makers of History Series John S. C. Abbott
I first besiege their hearts with flattery, and then pour in my proposals at the breach.
The Vicar of Wakefield Oliver Goldsmith
Advancing therefore with a large army, he prepared to besiege Champa, the capital city.
Hindoo Tales Translated by P. W. Jacob
Notwithstanding the strength of the fortress, William resolved to besiege it.
The Huguenots in France Samuel Smiles.
to surround (a fortified area, esp a city) with military forces to bring about its surrender
to crowd round; hem in
to overwhelm, as with requests or queries
c.1300, from be- + siege. Related: Besieged; besieging.
moreover; furthermore; also: Besides, I promised her we would come. in addition: There are three elm trees and two maples besides. otherwise; else: They had a roof over their heads but not much besides. over and above; in addition to: Besides a mother he has a sister to support. other than; except: There’s no one […]
a mountain range on Poland’s border with the Czech Republic and Slovakia, in the Carpathian Mountains. Highest peak, Babia Gora, 5659 feet (1726 meters).
to slobber all over (something): The child beslobbered his bib.
- Be on to
Be aware of or have information about, as in They can’t pull that trick again; we’re on to them now. [ ; second half of 1800s ] Discover something important or profitable, as in The researchers claim they are really on to something big. [ ; mid-1900s ]