Translation of besiege in Spanish:

besiege

sitiar, v.

Pronunciation /bəˈsidʒ//bɪˈsiːdʒ/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (town/castle)
    Military
    sitiar
    asediar
    cercar
    an angry crowd besieged the embassy una muchedumbre enfurecida rodeó / cercó la embajada
    • the village was besieged by reporters el pueblo se vio asediado por periodistas
    • He clearly felt that it would have been better not to besiege the city in the first place, but that once the siege was begun it should have been carried through to completion.
    • York was at the centre of an epic battle for control of the north of England that year, after the Royalist forces in the city were besieged during the spring.
    • In a running battle that took a heavy toll of British soldiers' lives, the New England militia forced the redcoats back to Boston and besieged the port city.
    • Three assaults on Richmond by Grant were repelled by Lee, after which Union forces besieged the Confederate capital through the winter.
    • While state security forces besieged the village and cut phone lines to prevent communication with the outside world, he sent in trucks full of hired thugs to take control.
    • When you besiege a city by an army, you're just making them integrate together, and there will be a code of warriors trying to fight for their lives, which is wrong.
    • A considerable British force was besieged at Kut and surrendered in April 1916.
    • The city of Lyon refused to carry out instructions from Paris and the city was besieged for two months.
    • For the entire morning and much of the afternoon, Central Security forces besieged the city centre.
    • So the order is to besiege civilian areas and use food and water as a weapon.
    • Therefore, it becomes a prudent idea not to practice scorched earth policies when besieging an enemy city.
    • The city was besieged by Parliamentarian forces trying to starve the Royalists out.
    • In March 1628 a Spanish army besieged its key fortress of Casale, while a Piedmontese force occupied the remainder of the duchy.
    • The town was besieged and taken, but later fell into disuse.
    • Minos besieged his town and his daughter Scylla cut the lock from his head and offered it to him.
    • Battle lines were drawn: Henry brought up forces to besiege the town, while Henry the Younger was joined by troops from his brother Geoffrey and the new king Philip of France.
    • This style of warfare, with its double lines of siege works often constructed on a scale almost as elaborate as the defences of the place being besieged, could frequently consume entire campaigns.
    • As Hannibal's army ravaged the Italian countryside and besieged allied cities and towns, the Roman army followed it at a safe distance.
    • Meanwhile, the main body of the army was besieging the great city which was finally conquered after seven months.
    • The same stronghold was besieged in 1136, when miners again attempted to demolish the walls.
  • 2

    to besiege sb with sth
    • they besieged me with questions me acosaron / bombardearon a preguntas
    • they were besieged with letters of protest los inundaron con cartas de protesta
  • 3literary

    (beset)
    besieged by doubts acosado por las dudas
    • besieged by worries abrumado por las preocupaciones