Beleaguer

Definition of Beleaguer

Be`lea´guer
v. t.1.To surround with an army so as to preclude escape; to besiege; to blockade.
[imp. & p. p. Beleaguered ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Beleaguering.]
The wail of famine in beleaguered towns.
- Longfellow.

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