Synonyms for besieging


1. siege, besieging, beleaguering, military blockade, blockade, encirclement
usage: the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack


1. besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in, circumvent, attack, assail
usage: surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
2. besiege, distress
usage: cause to feel distressed or worried; "She was besieged by so many problems that she got discouraged"
3. besiege, importune, insist
usage: harass, as with questions or requests; "The press photographers besieged the movie star"
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