beleaguer

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Synonyms for beleaguer

to trouble persistently from or as if from all sides

to surround with hostile troops

Synonyms for beleaguer

annoy persistently

surround so as to force to give up

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Last of all came the catapults, those great engines of destruction which hurled two hundred pound bowlders with mighty force against the walls of beleaguered castles.
And yet I cannot think that any Scottish or French rovers could land in such force as to beleaguer the fortalice.
We were as secret as possible about it, but in some unfathomable way the friends ashore got word to the beleaguered Italians to keep their eyes open.
Father, I come a suppliant to thee Both for myself and my allies who now With squadrons seven beneath their seven spears Beleaguer all the plain that circles Thebes.
Twenty years earlier the means of resistance must have been far fewer, and the enemy in command of almost all the lines of access between the beleaguered villages; and, considering these things, I felt the sinister force of Harmon's phrase: "Most of the smart ones get away." But if that were the case, how could any combination of obstacles have hindered the flight of a man like Ethan Frome?