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American English: /bəˈsidʒ/
British English: /bɪˈsiːdʒ/

Translation of besiege in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (town/castle) (Military) an angry crowd besieged the embassy
    una muchedumbre enfurecida rodeó or cercó la embajada
    the village was besieged by reporters
    el pueblo se vio asediado por periodistas
    Example sentences
    • For the entire morning and much of the afternoon, Central Security forces besieged the city centre.
    • Battle lines were drawn: Henry brought up forces to besiege the town, while Henry the Younger was joined by troops from his brother Geoffrey and the new king Philip of France.
    • While state security forces besieged the village and cut phone lines to prevent communication with the outside world, he sent in trucks full of hired thugs to take control.
  • 2to besiege somebody with somethingthey besieged me with questions
    me acosaron or bombardearon a preguntas
    they were besieged with letters of protest
    los inundaron con cartas de protesta
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