besiege

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/bɪˈsiːdʒ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bɪˈsidʒ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bi sēj)

Inflections of 'besiege' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
besieges
v 3rd person singular
besieging
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
besieged
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
besieged
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
be•siege /bɪˈsidʒ/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -sieged, -sieg•ing. 
  1. to surround and attack:The city was besieged for months.
  2. to crowd around;
    crowd in upon:Vacationers besieged the travel office.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
be•siege  (bi sēj),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -sieged, -sieg•ing. 
  1. to lay siege to.
  2. to crowd around;
    crowd in upon;
    surround:Vacationers besieged the travel office.
  3. to assail or ply, as with requests or demands.
be•siegement, n. 
be•sieger, n. 
be•sieging•ly, adv. 
  • Middle English bysegen. See be-, siege 1250–1300
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged beset, pester, harass, harry, hound.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
besiege /bɪˈsiːdʒ/ vb (transitive)
  1. to surround (a fortified area, esp a city) with military forces to bring about its surrender
  2. to crowd round; hem in
  3. to overwhelm, as with requests or queries

beˈsieger n
'besiege' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
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