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verb [transitive] besiege pronunciation in American English /bɪˈsidʒ/
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present tense
present participlebesieging
past tensebesieged
past participlebesieged
  1. 1
    [usually passive] to make more requests, offers, comments, or complaints than someone can deal with
    besiege someone/something with something:

    The department has been besieged with enquiries from students from all over the country.

  2. 2
    to surround a place with an army and prevent the people there from getting food and supplies, as a way of getting control of it
    1. a.
      to gather around a person or place in a way that threatens or annoys them

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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