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besieging


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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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Besieging  \Be*sie"ging\,  a. 
  That  besieges;  laying  siege  to  --  {Be*sie"ging*ly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  besieging 
  n  :  the  action  of  an  armed  force  that  surrounds  a  fortified 
  place  and  isolates  it  while  continuing  to  attack  [syn:  {siege}, 
  {beleaguering},  {military  blockade}] 




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