besiege

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besiege(
bih
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sij
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to surround)
a. asediar
The army besieged the city for two months before the king finally surrendered.El ejército asedió la ciudad durante dos meses antes de que el rey finalmente se rindiera.
b. sitiar
We're not afraid if the enemy besieges us; our walls are thick, and we have plenty of food.No tenemos miedo de que nos sitie el enemigo; nuestras murallas son gruesas y tenemos comida de sobra.
c. cercar
A band of marauders besieged the village.Una banda de merodeadores cercó la aldea.
2. (to overwhelm; often used in passive voice)
a. acosar
I was besieged by accusations the moment the meeting began.Me acosaron con acusaciones en cuanto empezó la reunión.
b. inundar
The city was besieged by complaints about the demolition of the historic building.Inundaron al ayuntamiento con quejas sobre la demolición del edificio histórico.
c. asediar
We found ourselves besieged with applications the moment the ad was published.Nos vimos asediados de solicitudes en el momento en que publicamos el anuncio.
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besiege
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (castle, town)
a. asediar, sitiar
2. (fig)
a.
to besiege somebody with complaints/requestsasediar a alguien con quejas/peticiones
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besiege [bɪˈsiːdʒ]
transitive verb
(Mil) also asediar
we were besieged with inquiries nos inundaron con solicitudes de información; we are besieged with calls nos están llamando incesantemente
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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