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beleaguer

Pronunciation: /bɪˈliːgər; bɪˈliːgə(r)/

Translation of beleaguer in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (besiege) asediar, sitiar
    Example sentences
    • Seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them.
    • For every useless mouth in a beleaguered place adds to the difficulties of the defenders and facilitates the task of the besiegers.
    • The fateful day dawned, and still the city was beleaguered on every side, while within its walls the Aztecs were dying of famine and plague.
    1.2
    (beleaguered past participle of/participio pasado de)
    (harassed) [minister/opponent] atribulado Acme Inc, the beleaguered toy company Acme Inc, el fabricante de juguetes que atraviesa momentos tan difíciles
    Example sentences
    • But it isn't just the nuts and bolts of touring in support of a new album that can be so beleaguering: sometimes it's the talking about it on the phone with strangers.
    • Even a nun from a local convent declined the opportunity to voice support for her beleaguered religious superior.
    • Other gifts have been received from far and wide, with heartfelt messages of support for the beleaguered farming community.

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Cultural fact of the day

The name of Spain's state-run post office is correos. Stamps can be bought in an estanco, although certified or express mail must be sent from a post office (estafeta or oficina de correos). Postboxes in Spain are silver with red and yellow hoops. There are also red boxes for urgent mail. In Latin America correo, in the singular, means both a post office and the mail system.