Be·siege v. t. [imp. & p. p. Besieged p. pr. & vb. n. Besieging.] To beset or surround with armed forces, for the purpose of compelling to surrender; to lay siege to; to beleaguer; to beset.
Till Paris was besieged, famished, and lost. --Shak.
Syn: -- To environ; hem in; invest; encompass.
Be·sie·ging a. That besieges; laying siege to. -- Be*sie*ging*ly, adv.
n : the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified
place and isolates it while continuing to attack [syn: siege,
beleaguering, military blockade]