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Verb: beleaguer  bi'lee-gu(r)
  1. Annoy persistently
    "The children beleaguered the boy because of his stammer";
    - tease, badger, pester, bug
  2. Encircle as a military tactic
    "The Turks beleaguered Vienna";
    - besiege, surround, hem in, circumvent, siege

Derived forms: beleaguered, beleaguers, beleaguering

Type of: assail, attack, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate, rag, torment