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besiege

Pronunciation: /bɪˈsiːdʒ/

Translation of besiege in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [town/castle] [Military/Militar] sitiar, asediar, cercar* 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.
    1.2to besiege sb with sth they besieged me with questions me acosaron or bombardearon a preguntas they were besieged with letters of protest los inundaron con cartas de protesta 1.3 (beset) [literary/literario] (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) besieged by doubts acosado por las dudas besieged by worries abrumado por las preocupaciones

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