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besiege

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbesiegebe‧siege /bɪˈsiːdʒ/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 ATTACKto surround a city or castle with military force until the people inside let you take controlsiege 🔊 In April 655, Osman’s palace was besieged by rebels.see thesaurus at attack2 AROUND/ROUNDif you are besieged by people, you have a lot of them around you 🔊 Miller was besieged by press photographers. Grammar Besiege is usually passive in this meaning.3 be besieged with letters/demands/requests etc→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
besiegeMentheus of Caledor besieged Anlec with a great army of Elves.The capital has been besieged by the opposition militia for two months now.Besides, the real factory, which is about five miles away, had been besieged by visitors for years.A massive Roman army besieged Jerusalem, utterly destroying the Temple and razing the city to the ground.This is a besieged, privileged and panicked minority at prayer.Smiling feebly, Mundin stood silent just when I needed him to bring in the cavalry and rescue my besieged story.Federal agents besieged the compound in Waco in 1993.The most famous occurred in 1632 when the armies of Gustavus Adolphus besieged the forces of the dying Tilly.opposition forces who besieged the parliament buildingThe second was a sweeping victory, and the Athenians followed it up by landing troops on Aigina and besieging the town.They came to the station and besieged the travellers, begging them not to go.
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Verb table
besiege
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybesiege
he, she, itbesieges
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybesieged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave besieged
he, she, ithas besieged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad besieged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill besiege
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have besieged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam besieging
he, she, itis besieging
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you, we, theyare besieging
Past
I, he, she, itwas besieging
you, we, theywere besieging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been besieging
he, she, ithas been besieging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been besieging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be besieging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been besieging
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