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be·lea·guer / biˈlēgər/ • v. [tr.] [usu. as adj.] (beleaguered) lay siege to: he is leading a relief force to the aid of the beleaguered city. ∎  beset with difficulties: the board is supporting the beleaguered director amid calls for his resignation. ORIGIN: late 16th cent.: from Dutch belegeren ‘camp around,’ from be- ‘(all) around’ + leger ‘a camp.’

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beleaguer

beleaguer besiege, invest. XVI. — Du. belegeren, f. be- BE- + leger LEAGUER2.

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beleaguer

beleaguerblagger, bragger, dagger, flagger, Jagger, lagger, nagger, quagga, saggar, shagger, stagger, swagger •alga, realgar, Trafalgar •anger, clangour (US clangor), Katanga, languor, manga, panga, sangar, tanga, Tauranga, Zamboanga •sandbagger • carpetbagger • Erlanger •Aga, Braga, dagga, dargah, laager, lager, naga, Onondaga, raga, saga •beggar, eggar, Gregor, mega, Megger •Edgar • Helga • Heidegger •bootlegger •Jaeger, maigre, Meleager, Noriega, Ortega, rutabaga, Sagar •Antigua, beleaguer, bodega, eager, intriguer, leaguer, meagre (US meager), reneger, Riga, Seeger, Vega •chigger, configure, digger, figure, Frigga, jigger, ligger, rigger, rigor, rigour, snigger, swigger, transfigure, trigger, vigour (US vigor) •churinga, finger, linger, malinger •gravedigger • ladyfinger • forefinger •omega • vinegar • Honegger •outrigger • Minnesinger •Auriga, Eiger, liger, saiga, taiga, tiger

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