Besieging
Besiege 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 beset. [1913 Webster]

Till Paris was besieged, famished, and lost. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To environ; hem in; invest; encompass. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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