The definition of beleaguer means to harass with several issues.verb
An example of beleaguer is to cause stress to an ex wife by threatening to not pay child support unless she agrees to several demands.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- to besiege by encircling, as with an army
- to beset, as with difficulties; harass
Origin: Du belegeren, to besiege < be-, around + legeren, to camp < leger (akin to lair), a camp
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transitive verb be·lea·guered, be·lea·guer·ing, be·lea·guers
- To harass; beset: We are beleaguered by problems.
- To surround with troops; besiege. See Synonyms at besiege.
Origin: Probably Dutch belegeren : be-, around (from Middle Dutch bie; see ambhi in Indo-European roots) + leger, camp; see legh- in Indo-European roots.
- be·leaˈguer·ment noun