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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. [1913 Webster] The wail of famine in beleaguered towns. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] Syn: To block up; environ; invest; encompass. [1913 Webster]
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, walled-in




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