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Definition of the verb beleaguer
What does beleaguer mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: beleaguered | beleaguering | beleaguers
- annoy persistently
- surround so as to force to give up
- lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
- synonyms of beleaguer: besiege / circumvent / hem in / surround
- more generic words: assail / attack = launch an attack or assault on
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Alternative definition of the verb beleaguer
- To besiege; to surround with troops.
- To vex, harass, or beset.
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by Samuel Fallows
SYN: Hem, surround, environ, encircle, besiege, beleaguer, embarrass. ANT: Liberate, abandon. KEY: Beside SYN: Close, near, alongside, additionally, over_and_above, together, moreover. ANT: Separate, apart, inclusively.
by Sidney L. Landau
beset, surround, attack, encircle, blockade, barricade, lay siege to, beleaguer, hem in. 2 crowd around, hem, hedge, fence, restrict, throng, block, hinder, enclose, obstruct, stall, stop. besmirch v. taint, corrupt, stain, dishonor, debauch, smirch, ...
by S. Fallows
Hem, surround, environ, encircle, besiege, beleaguer, embarrass. ANT. Liberate, abandon. Beside. SYN. Close, near, alongside, additionally, over and above, together, moreover. ANT. Separate, apart, inclusively. Besiege. SYN.
by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions
environ, harried, heckled, inclose, oppress, provoke, set upon; 8 badgered, bullirag, bullyrag, encircle, harassed, ill-treat, infested, maltreat, mistreat, pothered, surround; 9 beleaguer, clamor for, encompass, importune, imprecate, persecute; ...
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Scrabble value of B3E1L1E1A1G2U1E1R1
The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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