Definitions for: Besiege

[v] harass, as with questions or requests; "The press photographers besieged the movie star"
[v] surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
[v] cause to feel distressed or worried; "She was besieged by so many problems that she got discouraged"

Webster (1913) Definition: Be*siege", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Besieged; p. pr. &
vb. n. Besieging.] [OE. bisegen; pref. be- + segen to
siege. See Siege.]
To beset or surround with armed forces, for the purpose of
compelling to surrender; to lay siege to; to beleaguer; to

Till Paris was besieged, famished, and lost. --Shak.

Syn: To environ; hem in; invest; encompass.

Synonyms: beleaguer, circumvent, hem in, surround

See Also: assail, attack, blockade, distress, ebb, importune, insist, seal off

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