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Noun: beleaguering  bu'lee-gu-ring
  1. (military) the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
    - siege, besieging, military blockade
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

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