- to trouble persistently; harass
- to lay siege to
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
- to surround and attack with military forces:The city was beleaguered for days by the enemy.
- to give trouble or difficulties to;
harass: the beleaguered taxpayers.
- to surround with military forces.
- to surround or beset, as with troubles.
- be- + leaguer1 1580–90
- 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . harass, pester, badger, bother, vex, annoy, plague, hector.