besiege with (something)

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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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Marketing Director Muriel Stirling explained: "Once word got out that we were set to close we were besieged with shoppers wanting to get their hands on last-minute bargains.
Tracy is besieged with personal and professional battles, including whether she has time to engage in a relationship, mounting pressure from family and friends to marry and start a family, and overextending herself with acting, writing and producing in the highly competitive film industry.