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Meaning of BELEAGUER

Pronunciation:  bi'leegur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
  2. [v]  annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
 

BELEAGUER is a 9 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: badger, besiege, bug, circumvent, harass, hem in, pester, surround, tease
 
 See Also: assail, attack, bedevil, blockade, crucify, dun, ebb, frustrate, rag, seal off, torment

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Be*lea"guer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beleaguered}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Beleaguering}.] [D. belegeren (akin to G.
belagern, Sw. bel["a]gra, Dan. beleire); pref. be- = E. be- +
leger bed, camp, army, akin to E. lair. See {Lair}.]
To surround with an army so as to preclude escape; to
besiege; to blockade.

      The wail of famine in beleaguered towns. --Longfellow.

Syn: To block up; environ; invest; encompass.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: annoy, bedevil, beset, besiege, blockade, bound, box in, cage, chamber, close in, compass, contain, coop, coop in, coop up, cordon, cordon off, corral, encircle, enclose, encompass, enshrine, envelop, fence in, gnaw, harass, harry, hedge in, hem in, house in, impound, imprison, incarcerate, include, invest, jail, kennel, lay siege to, leaguer, mew, mew up, pen, pen in, pester, plague, pocket, quarantine, rail in, shrine, shut in, shut up, siege, soften up, stable, storm, surround, tease, wall in, wrap, yard, yard up
 

 

 

 

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