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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

French Terrorist Mohamed Merah’s Last Words Taped by Cops Now Leaked on TV Tracy McNicoll July 8, 2012

Historical Examples

Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Benita, An African Romance H. Rider Haggard
Mexico Susan Hale
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth
Life And Times Of Washington, Volume 2 John Frederick Schroeder
A Girl of the Klondike Victoria Cross
History of the War in Afghanistan, Vol. I (of 3) Sir John William Kaye
Laramie Holds the Range Frank H. Spearman
Scientific American Supplement, No. 520, December 19, 1885 Various

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


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