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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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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.
When he reached the Croatian front line, the soldiers told him that only the commander of the Serbian forces besieging the city could permit its evacution.
The source told in the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that a special force carried out an airdrop operation behind the IS elements besieging these families, after heavy aerial bombardment.
He appealed to all concerned international groups to urgently save Gaza from impending environmental disasters and pressure the besieging parties to provide Gaza with its fuel needs.
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 military source in al-Anbar said on Thursday that the IS besieging Amiriyat al-Fallujah, south of Fallujah and carried out succession attacks on it.