besiege besiege  /bɪ ˈsidʒ/


  1. (v) surround so as to force to give up
  2. (v) cause to feel distressed or worried
  3. (v) harass, as with questions or requests



  1. Meanwhile, the rebels continue to besiege the cities and to bomb markets, prisons and police stations.
  2. Believers besiege the offices of magazines that run negative articles about disillusioned ex-members.
  3. Civil-liberties groups besiege her with offers of publicity and free legal advice, but she ignores them.


  • Lawmakers trapped as protesters besiege parliament

    More than 100 Bulgarian lawmakers, ministers and journalists spent the night besieged inside parliament by anti-corruption protesters before police helped them to escape early on Wednesday.
    on July 24, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS


  1. "They were intending to besiege Baghdad and control it," al-Maliki said. "But thanks to the will of the tribes, security forces, army and all Iraqis, we defeated them."
    on Jul 5, 2008 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We are not afraid of them. We will besiege the polling stations till the election results are announced in the presence of the party's polling agents," Zardari told the cheering crowd from behind a bulletproof screen.
    on Feb 14, 2008 By: Asif Ali Zardari Source:

  3. "We can understand that Israel and America are persecuting us, and seeking ways to besiege and starve us, but what about the sons of our people who are plotting against us, who are following a studied plan to make us fail," Mashaal said from his...
    on Apr 22, 2006 By: Khaled Mashaal Source: Sify

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