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. tease, badger, pester, bug, beleaguer, torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate

usage: annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"

2. besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in, circumvent, attack, assail

usage: surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"

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