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Beleaguer   Listen
verb
Beleaguer  v. t.  (past & past part. beleaguered; pres. part. beleaguering)  To surround with an army so as to preclude escape; to besiege; to blockade. "The wail of famine in beleaguered towns."
Synonyms: To block up; environ; invest; encompass.






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"Beleaguer" Quotes from Famous Books



... enemy are upon you and investing your rear? Call a council of war, reach out for stores and reinforcements in this crisis: haste, haste, no time to waste! Make a detour through some pass, forestall your foes, beleaguer them, protect our troops! Cut off the enemy's ...
— The Dramatic Values in Plautus • William Wallace Blancke

... time, be trebled in strength, and that should the Egyptians refuse he would be able to repel any efforts they might make to cut their way out until he would be at the head of such a force that he could at will either storm their positions or, as he intended, beleaguer them until starvation forced ...
— The Cat of Bubastes - A Tale of Ancient Egypt • G. A. Henty



Words linked to "Beleaguer" :   dun, circumvent, rag, pester, ebb, bug, frustrate, hem in, badger, besiege, torment, seal off, attack



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