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.

 

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