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besiege with (something)

1. Literally, to attack with something. A person or group can be named between "besiege" and "with." We besieged the attacking army with cannon fire.
2. To overwhelm with something. A person or group can be named between "besiege" and "with." I haven't been able to finish that report because I've been besieged with phone calls all morning. The kids have been besieging me with questions, so I just need a moment of quiet.
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besiege someone or something with something

1. Lit. to attack someone or a group with something. We besieged the enemy with bombs and bullets.
2. Fig. to overwhelm someone or something with something They besieged us with orders for the new book. We besieged the company with complaints.
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References in classic literature ?
And since its appearance near London, we may well besiege the Mercy-seat for our protection," said Mr.
When I was a soldier," he says, "I, with others, were drawn out to go to such a place to besiege it.
It would, no doubt, have been simpler still, if we had been able to place some one directly behind the door of Mademoiselle's boudoir, which opened out of her bedchamber, and, in that way, had been in a position to besiege the two doors of the room in which the man was.
We waited for daylight, and when it came, it gave us a very unwelcome discovery indeed; for the enemy, who we thought were discouraged with the reception they met with, were now greatly increased, and had set up eleven or twelve huts or tents, as if they were resolved to besiege us; and this little camp they had pitched upon the open plain, about three- quarters of a mile from us.
District Administrative Chief Muhammad Hussain Danishyar said, the killing of Atta's promoted his gunmen to besiege 15 families of Samad.
KARAK -- The traders of Karak extended support to the call of Khattak Qaumi Movement against the low gas pressure to observe shut down strike and besiege the dehydration plant of the oil and gas development company (OGDCL) on December 8.
The wives in the community, calling themselves the "Cod Crusaders," besiege EU commission hearings in a last ditch effort to save the industry.