Definition of besiege in English:

besiege

Line breaks: be|siege
Pronunciation: /bɪˈsiːdʒ
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

besieger

noun
More example sentences
  • The defenders ran out of ammunition while the Royalist besiegers kept up the bombardment as though determined to destroy everything opposing them.
  • It also raised the possibility of forcing back the besiegers.
  • The besiegers suffered heavy casualties in every assault, while the besieged were forced to call on the services of the old and young who were normally excused military duties.

Origin

Middle English: alteration (by change of prefix) of assiege, from Old French asegier.

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