名词:besiegement 动词过去式:besieged 过去分词:besieged 现在分词:besieging 第三人称单数:besieges
1 [Tn] surround (a place) with armed forces in order to make it surrender （用军队）包围（某处）以迫降
*Troy was besieged by the Greeks. 特洛伊城被希腊人包围了.
2 (fig 比喻)
(a) [Tn] surround (sb/sth) closely; crowd round 围住（某人[某事物]）; 团团围住
*The Prime Minister was besieged by reporters. 首相被记者们团团围住.
(b) [Tn.pr esp passive 尤用于被动语态] ~ sb with sth overwhelm sb with (questions, requests, etc) 以（问题, 请求等）使某人应接不暇
*The teacher was besieged with questions from his pupils. 学生提出的问题很多, 教师应接不暇.
to surround a city or castle with military force until the people inside let you take control
In April 655, Osman's palace was besieged by rebels.
if people, worries, thoughts etc, besiege you, you are surrounded by them
Miller was besieged by press photographers.
be besieged with letters/demands/requests etc
to receive a very large number of letters, requests etc