Definitions for: Beleaguer


[v] surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
[v] annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"



Webster (1913) Definition: Be*lea"guer, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beleaguered; p.
pr. & vb. n. Beleaguering.] [D. belegeren (akin to G.
belagern, Sw. bel["a]gra, Dan. beleire); pref. be- = E. be- +
leger bed, camp, army, akin to E. lair. See Lair.]
To surround with an army so as to preclude escape; to
besiege; to blockade.

The wail of famine in beleaguered towns. --Longfellow.

Syn: To block up; environ; invest; encompass.

Synonyms: badger, besiege, bug, circumvent, harass, hem in, pester, surround, tease

See Also: assail, attack, bedevil, blockade, crucify, dun, ebb, frustrate, rag, seal off, torment

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