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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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Officials said the rare convoys that reached a few besieged communities earlier this month are not enough and that the aid delivered will soon run out.
The UN says 4.5 million Syrians are living in besieged or hard-toreach areas and desperately need humanitarian aid, with civilians prevented from leaving and aid workers blocked from bringing in food, medicine, fuel and other essentials.
In the last year, only 10 per cent of all requests for UN inter-agency convoys to hard-to-reach and besieged areas were approved and delivered.
According to SANA, "the relevant Syrian authorities will implement the deal by providing the necessary humanitarian assistance, including food, shelter and medical aid for innocent civilians who leave" the besieged districts.
"All US justifications about non-willingness of the Syrian government to receive the besieged citizens in al-Rukban camp are baseless and illusive," Mezentsev added.
Head of the Ministry of Education office in Bethlehem, Sami Mruwa, said that IOF besieged the school and tried to break into the pretext of wanting to arrest a student, but the teaching staff prevented them from entering by standing at the gate and closing it.
Suleiman, a native of Jabalia city, North of the besieged Gaza Strip, was pronounced dead on Wednesday, Palinfo reported.
Israeli forces detained 10 Palestinians in the West Bank and Al Quds (East Jerusalem) and besieged the Al Quds city council building before withdrawing from the area RAMALLAH - 24 October 2018: Israeli forces detained 10 Palestinians in the West Bank and Al Quds (East Jerusalem) and besieged the Al Quds city council building before withdrawing from the area.
Members of the Association of the parents of murdered children in the besieged Sarajevo 1992-1995, families and friends, today laid flowers and paid tribute to the four murdered, fellow citizens in Ilije Engela Street.
Summary: Syrian rebels began pulling out of an enclave they have surrendered in south Damascus Thursday, but a few fighters in another besieged area near Homs shelled government areas after their groups agreed to quit.
Summary: Militia is carrying out forced recruitment of hundreds of people trapped in besieged areas
CAIRO, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- The Arab League on Sunday applauded the UN Security Council Resolution 2401 on a 30-day truce in Syria and urged warring parties to implement it immediately and allow entry of humanitarian aid into besieged regions.
MORE than 7,000 people have been evacuated from four besieged towns in the latest population transfer in Syria's six-year civil war.
Early on Friday, residents of the mostly Shi'ite villages of al-Foua and Kefraya, besieged by rebel forces in the insurgents' northwestern Idlib province stronghold, left on dozens of buses, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.
It is a view shared by a photojournalist, Ahmad, who was besieged in Darayya, Damascus .