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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Besiege  \Be*siege"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Besieged};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Besieging}.]  [OE.  bisegen  pref.  be-  +  segen  to 
  siege.  See  {Siege}.] 
  To  beset  or  surround  with  armed  forces,  for  the  purpose  of 
  compelling  to  surrender;  to  lay  siege  to  to  beleaguer;  to 
  beset. 
 
  Till  Paris  was  besieged,  famished,  and  lost.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  environ;  hem  in  invest;  encompass. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  besiege 
  v  :  lay  siege  to  [syn:  {beleaguer},  {surround},  {hem  in},  {circumvent}] 




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