beleaguer

beleaguer
Synonyms and related words:
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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  • Beleaguer — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beleaguer — index attack, contain (enclose), envelop, harry (harass) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • beleaguer — (v.) 1580s, from Du. or Low Ger. belegeren to besiege, from be around (see BE (Cf. be )) + legeren to camp, from leger bed, camp, army, lair, from P.Gmc. *leg raz , from PIE *legh to lie (see LIE (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • beleaguer — *besiege, invest, blockade Analogous words: *surround, environ, encircle, encompass, hem, gird: *enclose, envelop: harass, pester, *worry, annoy …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • beleaguer — [v] harass, besiege annoy, badger, bedevil, beset, blockade, bother, gnaw, harry, nag, persecute, pester, plague, put upon, set upon, siege, storm, tease, vex, worry; concepts 7,19 …   New thesaurus

  • beleaguer — [bē lē′gər, bilē′gər] vt. [Du belegeren, to besiege < be , around + legeren, to camp < leger (akin to LAIR), a camp] 1. to besiege by encircling, as with an army 2. to beset, as with difficulties; harass …   English World dictionary

  • beleaguer — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) v. [be LEE gur] to besiege or harass. He will beleaguer her until she finally gives in. SYN.: besiege, harass, beset, plague, pester, annoy, badger, bother, hound, hector, persecute, victimize, close …   English dictionary for students

  • beleaguer — /bəˈligə / (say buh leeguh), /bi / (say bee ) verb (t) 1. to surround with an army: to beleaguer the city. 2. to beset with troubles and annoyances. {Dutch belegeren, from be about + leger camp} –beleaguerer, noun …  

  • beleaguer — transitive verb ( guered; beleaguering) Etymology: Dutch belegeren, from be (akin to Old English be ) + leger camp; akin to Old High German legar bed more at lair Date: 1587 1. besiege 2. trouble, harass …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • beleaguer — beleaguerer, n. /bi lee geuhr/, v.t. 1. to surround with military forces. 2. to surround or beset, as with troubles. [1580 90; BE + LEAGUER1] Syn. 2. harass, pester, badger, bother, vex, annoy, plague, hector. * * * …   Universalium

  • beleaguer — verb /bɪˈliː.ɡə,bəˈliː.ɡə,bɪˈli.ɡɚ/ a) To besiege; to surround with troops. b) To vex, harass, or beset …   Wiktionary

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