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  • to besiege; to surround with troops
  • to vex, harass, or beset
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Be*lea"guer (&?;), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beleaguered (&?;); p. pr. & vb. n. Beleaguering.] [D. belegeren (akin to G. belagern, Sw. belägra, Dan. beleire); pref. be- = E. be- + leger bed, camp, army, akin to E. lair. See Lair.] To surround with an army so as to preclude escape; to besiege; to blockade.

The wail of famine in beleaguered towns.
Longfellow.

Syn. -- To block up; environ; invest; encompass.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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