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verb as in surround; assault

verb as in bother

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Over $900 million of pandemic relief funding has been appropriated for charter schools, even as researchers have documented that those schools are besieged by their own challenges and often fare no better than public schools.

Whereupon Miller and Winebrenner were besieged with requests for cash, gifts, charitable donations and meetings.

When the rebels met with the besieged king in London, they demanded the statute repealed.

I’ll be besieging you with reminders in this space in the coming months.

The Egypt-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Islamic militant group that controls Gaza, ended the immediate violence, the most pressing need for a territory that had been besieged by Israeli airstrikes for 11 days.

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And I will make a circle round about thee, and I will cast up a rampart against thee, and raise up bulwarks to besiege thee.

One is that the English should have gone so far out of their way as to besiege Dunaverty so zealously, or at all.

Towards the end of March 1312 he was preparing to besiege Berwick with an unusually large force.

He was able to invade the latter country in force, and to besiege the city of Urmi for some weeks in the early seventies.

Not long after Guise's approach, fearing that his design was to besiege the city of Orleans, Coligny threw himself into it.


On this page you'll find 52 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to besiege, such as: beleaguer, beset, blockade, encircle, hem/hem in, and trap.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.