Translation of "besiege" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /bɪˈsiːdʒ/ us

to surround a place, especially with an army, to prevent people or supplies getting in or out

asediar, sitiar
The town had been besieged for two months but still resisted the aggressors.

When someone is besieged, a lot of people surround them.

asediar, cercar
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.

(Translation of “besiege” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /biˈsiːdʒ/

to surround (eg a town) with an army

sitiar, asediar
The city was besieged by Roman forces.

(with with) to overwhelm with

The reporters besieged me with questions.
besiege is spelt with -ie-.

(Translation of “besiege” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)