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beleaguer
Definition:
To besiege; to surround with an army.

Synonyms:

noun
beleaguer
badger, besiege, bug, circumvent, harass, hem in, pester, surround, tease.
verb
harass, besiege
annoy, badger, bedevil, beset, blockade, bother, gnaw, harry, nag, persecute, pester, plague, set upon, siege, storm, tease, vex, worry, put upon.
Examples of usage:
  1. We pity the gringos if they should attempt to beleaguer this impregnable fortress. – Ahead of the Army by W. O. Stoddard
  2. I have read, in the marvellous heart of man, That strange and mystic scroll, That an army of phantoms vast and wan Beleaguer the human soul. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. The army of the allies moved through Picardy towards the confines of Artois, and sat down leisurely to beleaguer Rue, a low- lying place on the banks and near the mouth of the Somme, the only town in the province which still held for the king. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  4. This was the first act of the revolution; and within a few weeks after the 2nd of April, on which the first outbreaks occurred, the open country was swept clear of its Ottoman population, which had numbered about 25, 000, and the residue of the lately dominant race was collected within the walls of Patras, Tripolitza, and other towns, which the Greeks forthwith began to beleaguer. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  5. Meanwhile, I say, that this long acquiescence in the conception of godlike struggle, godlike daring, godlike suffering, godlike martyrdom; the very conception which was so foreign to the mythologies of any other race- save that of the Jews, and perhaps of our own Teutonic forefathers- did prepare, must have prepared men to receive as most rational and probable, as the satisfaction of their highest instincts, the idea of a Being in whom all those partial rays culminated in clear, pure light; of a Being at once utterly human and utterly divine; who by struggle, suffering, self- sacrifice, without a parallel, achieved a victory over circumstance and all the dark powers which beleaguer main without a parallel likewise. – Literary and General Lectures and Essays by Charles Kingsley

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