Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb beleaguer

2 senses of beleaguer

Sense 1
tease, badger, pester, bug, beleaguer -- (annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer")
       => torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate -- (treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher")

Sense 2
besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in, circumvent -- (surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna")
       => attack, assail -- (launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week")

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