besiege Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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besiegeverb [T often passive]

uk   us   /bɪˈsiːdʒ/
to ​surround a ​place, ​especially with an ​army, to ​preventpeople 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 ​peoplesurround them: When the ​popstartried to ​leave her ​hotel, she was besieged bywaitingjournalists and ​fans. to make many ​requests or ​complaints about something: After ​showing the ​controversialdocumentary, the ​channel was besieged with ​phonecalls from ​angryviewers.
(Definition of besiege from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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besiegeverb [T]

 us   /bɪˈsidʒ/
to ​surround a ​place, esp. with an ​army, to ​preventpeople or ​supplies from getting in or out: fig. After the ​controversial show, the ​televisionnetwork was besieged with ​complaints. A ​person who is besieged is ​surrounded: Mick Jagger was besieged by ​fans at the ​airport.
(Definition of besiege from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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