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besiege

verb [T often passive] uk   /bɪˈsiːdʒ/ us  
to surround a place, especially with an army, to prevent people or supplies getting in or out: The town had been besieged for two months but still resisted the aggressors. When someone is besieged, a lot of people surround them: When the pop star tried to leave her hotel, she was besieged by waiting journalists and fans. to make many requests or complaints about something: After showing the controversial documentary, the channel was besieged with phone calls from angry viewers.
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