beleaguered Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"beleaguered" in British English

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beleagueredadjective

uk   /bɪˈliː.ɡəd/  us   /-ɡɚd/ formal
having a lot of ​problems or difficulties: The ​arrival of the ​freshmedicalsupplies was a ​welcomesight for the beleaguered ​doctorsworking in the ​refugeecamps. surrounded by an ​army: The ​occupants of the beleaguered ​city had no ​means of ​escape.
(Definition of beleaguered from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"beleaguered" in American English

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beleagueredadjective

 us   /bɪˈli·ɡərd/
having so many ​difficulties that you ​feel as if you are being ​attacked from every ​direction: As a ​candidate, she had ​promisedtaxrelief for the beleaguered ​middleclass.
(Definition of beleaguered from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"beleaguered" in Business English

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beleagueredadjective

uk   us   /bɪˈliːɡəd/ formal
experiencing a lot of problems or ​strong criticism: The beleaguered ​company has recently been torn apart by ​rumours of a bitter feud among its ​seniorexecutives.beleaguered by sth This ​emergencylegislation will ​help U.S. ​farmers beleaguered by devastating ​weather.
FINANCE, ECONOMICS in great ​financial difficulty: a beleaguered economy/industry/sector The country's beleaguered ​economy has taken a ​turn for the worse. The ​company is now ​switching to re-investment ​ready for a ​recovery in the beleaguered ​travelindustry.
(Definition of beleaguered from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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