beleaguer

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From Dutch belegeren, equivalent to English be- +‎ lair.

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beleaguer (third-person singular simple present beleaguers, present participle beleaguering, simple past and past participle beleaguered)

  1. To besiege; to surround with troops.
  2. To vex, harass, or beset.

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