Besieged



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.
Contemporary Examples

Old Problems and New Realities Ahmed Moor November 21, 2012
Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights October 29, 2014
Eyewitness in Gaza: an Egyptian Risks Death Beside the Palestinians Sarah A. Topol November 19, 2012
Robin Williams, Hollywood’s Grand Jester, Is Dead at 63 Marlow Stern August 11, 2014
Mitch Landrieu’s Tough Challenge Lloyd Grove August 15, 2010

Historical Examples

Witty Pieces by Witty People Various
White Fang Jack London
Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
Adventures and Recollections Bill o’th’ Hoylus End
Rule of the Monk Giuseppe Garibaldi

verb (transitive)
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
v.

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