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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Al-Amin stressed that the government is ready to negotiate with the rebels, saying that SAF is besieging rebel's pockets in South Kordofan.
Besieging forces must have camped at least a kilometer away from the city walls.
Though some of the protesters also chanted 'Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah' while besieging Mr Hamid's vehicle, police sources termed the incident an outcome of the political rift.
BAGHDAD / Nina / Director of federal police media said on Wednesday that the "formations of the Federal force are besieging al-Dor district in Salah al-Din province.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The Peshmerga announced on Saturday besieging the city of Tal Afar, and the liberation of a number of its villages.
Ramadi / NINA / A security source said that elements of the Islamic State (IS) are besieging an army force in the Zagarit area between Al- Sejar and Saqlawiyah north of Fallujah.
Ramadi (NINA) - Source at Anbar Governorate said that representatives for the protestors, tribal chiefs and the province-s dignitaries agreed with the Governor of Anbar on the necessity to withdraw forces besieging the sit-in square, and to have the squares searched by local police force.