besieged


verb (used with object), be·sieged, be·sieg·ing.

  1. to lay siege to.
  2. to crowd around; crowd in upon; surround: Vacationers besieged the travel office.
  3. to assail or ply, as with requests or demands.

verb (tr)

  1. to surround (a fortified area, esp a city) with military forces to bring about its surrender
  2. to crowd round; hem in
  3. to overwhelm, as with requests or queries
v.

c.1300, from be- + siege. Related: Besieged; besieging.

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