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Another word for beleaguer

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Verb
  1. To trouble persistently from or as if from all sides

      1. To seek to obtain by persuasion, entreaty, or formal application:
      2. To petition persistently; importune:
      3. To commit the criminal offense of enticing or inciting (another) to commit an illegal act.
      1. A highly infectious, usually fatal, epidemic disease; a pestilence.
      2. A virulent, infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis (syn. Pasteurella pestis ) and is transmitted primarily by the bite of fleas from an infected rodent, especially a rat. In humans it occurs in bubonic form, marked by lymph node enlargement, and in pneumonic form, marked by infection of the lungs, and can progress to septicemia.
      3. A widespread affliction or calamity seen as divine retribution.
      1. To annoy persistently, as with repeated demands or questions.
      1. To make an earnest request of (someone), especially insistently or repeatedly:
      2. To ask for (something) urgently or repeatedly.
      3. To annoy; vex.
      1. A domestic dog of any of various breeds commonly used for hunting, characteristically having drooping ears, a short coat, and a deep resonant voice.
      2. A dog.
      3. A contemptible person; a scoundrel.
      1. To disturb, distress, or exhaust by repeated demands or criticism; harass.
      2. To attack or raid, as in war:
      3. To force along, as by attacks or blows:
      1. To subject (another) to hostile or prejudicial remarks or actions; pressure or intimidate.
      2. To irritate or torment persistently:
      3. To make repeated attacks or raids on (an enemy, for example).
      1. To surround with hostile forces:
      2. To crowd around; hem in:
      3. To harass or overwhelm, as with requests:
      1. To attack from all sides.
      2. To trouble persistently; harass.
      3. To hem in; surround:
      1. To torment mercilessly; plague.
      2. To worry, annoy, or frustrate.
      3. To possess with or as if with a devil; bewitch.
      1. Any of several carnivorous burrowing mammals of the family Mustelidae, such as Meles meles of Eurasia or Taxidea taxus of North America, having short legs, long claws on the front feet, and a heavy grizzled coat.
      2. The fur or hair of any of these mammals.
      3. Any of several similar mammals, such as the ratel.
    See also:

    attack

  2. To disturb by repeated attacks

      1. To feel uneasy or concerned about something; be troubled.
      2. To seize something with the teeth and bite or tear repeatedly:
      3. To touch or handle something nervously or persistently:
      1. Great physical pain or mental anguish.
      2. A source of harassment, annoyance, or pain.
      3. The torture inflicted on prisoners under interrogation.
      1. To make fun of (someone) playfully or taunt annoyingly:
      2. To say in a playful or mocking way:
      3. To provoke or irritate, as with physical movements:
      1. A highly infectious, usually fatal, epidemic disease; a pestilence.
      2. A virulent, infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis (syn. Pasteurella pestis ) and is transmitted primarily by the bite of fleas from an infected rodent, especially a rat. In humans it occurs in bubonic form, marked by lymph node enlargement, and in pneumonic form, marked by infection of the lungs, and can progress to septicemia.
      3. A widespread affliction or calamity seen as divine retribution.
      1. To annoy persistently, as with repeated demands or questions.
      1. To disturb, distress, or exhaust by repeated demands or criticism; harass.
      2. To attack or raid, as in war:
      3. To force along, as by attacks or blows:
      1. To subject (another) to hostile or prejudicial remarks or actions; pressure or intimidate.
      2. To irritate or torment persistently:
      3. To make repeated attacks or raids on (an enemy, for example).
      1. To attack from all sides.
      2. To trouble persistently; harass.
      3. To hem in; surround:
      1. To torment mercilessly; plague.
      2. To worry, annoy, or frustrate.
      3. To possess with or as if with a devil; bewitch.
      1. Food or other lure placed on a hook or in a trap and used in the taking of fish, birds, or other animals.
      2. Something, such as a worm, used for this purpose.
      3. An enticement, temptation, or provocation:
      1. To cause irritation to (another); make somewhat angry.
      2. To harass or disturb by repeated attacks.
  3. To surround with hostile troops

      1. The surrounding and blockading of a city, town, or fortress by an army attempting to capture it.
      2. A prolonged period, as of illness:
      3. A seat, especially a throne.
      1. To commit (money or capital) in order to gain a financial return:
      2. To spend or devote for future advantage or benefit:
      3. To devote morally or psychologically, as to a purpose; commit:
      1. The isolation of a nation, area, city, or harbor by hostile ships or forces in order to prevent the entrance and exit of traffic and commerce.
      2. The forces used to effect this isolation.
      3. To set up a blockade against:
      1. To surround with hostile forces:
      2. To crowd around; hem in:
      3. To harass or overwhelm, as with requests:
      1. To attack from all sides.
      2. To trouble persistently; harass.
      3. To hem in; surround:
    See also:

    attack