Meaning of “beleaguered” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “beleaguered” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"beleaguered" in American English

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us /bɪˈli·ɡərd/

having so many difficulties that you feel as if you are being attacked from every direction:

As a candidate, she had promised tax relief for the beleaguered middle class.

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"beleaguered" in Business English

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uk /bɪˈliːɡəd/ us 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 senior executives.
beleaguered by sth This emergency legislation 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 travel industry.

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