tr.v. be·lea·guered, be·lea·guer·ing, be·lea·guers
1. To harass; beset: We are beleaguered by problems.
2. To surround with troops; besiege: The enemy beleaguered the enclave.
[Probably Dutch belegeren : be-, around (from Middle Dutch bie; see ambhi in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + leger, camp; see legh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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