The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Beleaguer \Be*lea"guer\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beleaguered; p.
pr. & vb. n. Beleaguering.] [D. belegeren (akin to G.
belagern, Sw. bel[aum]gra, Dan. beleire); pref. be- = E. be-
+ leger bed, camp, army, akin to E. lair. See Lair.]
To surround with an army so as to preclude escape; to
besiege; to blockade.
The wail of famine in beleaguered towns. --Longfellow.
Syn: To block up; environ; invest; encompass.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
35 Moby Thesaurus words for "beleaguered":
barred, beset, besieged, blockaded, bound, cabined, caged,
cloistered, closed-in, confined, cooped, cordoned, cordoned off,
corralled, cramped, cribbed, enclosed, fenced, hedged, hemmed,
immured, imprisoned, incarcerated, jailed, leaguered, mewed, paled,
penned, pent-up, quarantined, railed, restrained, shut-in, walled,