belegeren

belägra

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  • beleaguer — (v.) 1580s, from Du. or Low Ger. belegeren to besiege, from be around (see BE (Cf. be )) + legeren to camp, from leger bed, camp, army, lair, from P.Gmc. *leg raz , from PIE *legh to lie (see LIE (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • Beleaguer — Be*lea guer, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beleaguered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beleaguering}.] [D. belegeren (akin to G. belagern, Sw. bel[ a]gra, Dan. beleire); pref. be = E. be + leger bed, camp, army, akin to E. lair. See {Lair}.] To surround with an army… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beleaguered — Beleaguer Be*lea guer, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beleaguered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beleaguering}.] [D. belegeren (akin to G. belagern, Sw. bel[ a]gra, Dan. beleire); pref. be = E. be + leger bed, camp, army, akin to E. lair. See {Lair}.] To surround with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beleaguering — Beleaguer Be*lea guer, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beleaguered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beleaguering}.] [D. belegeren (akin to G. belagern, Sw. bel[ a]gra, Dan. beleire); pref. be = E. be + leger bed, camp, army, akin to E. lair. See {Lair}.] To surround with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beleaguer — transitive verb ( guered; beleaguering) Etymology: Dutch belegeren, from be (akin to Old English be ) + leger camp; akin to Old High German legar bed more at lair Date: 1587 1. besiege 2. trouble, harass < …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • List of English words of Dutch origin — This is a list of words of Dutch language origin. However, note that this list does also include some words of which the etymology is uncertain, and that some may have been derived from Middle Low German equivalents instead or as well. Some of… …   Wikipedia

  • beleaguered — be|lea|guered [bıˈli:gəd US ərd] adj [usually before noun] formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Dutch; Origin: belegeren, from leger camp ] 1.) experiencing a lot of problems or criticism ▪ the country s beleaguered steel industry 2.) surrounded by an army …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • beleaguer — verb [usu. as adjective beleaguered] 1》 lay siege to. 2》 put in a very difficult situation. Origin C16: from Du. belegeren camp round …   English new terms dictionary

  • beleaguer — /bəˈligə / (say buh leeguh), /bi / (say bee ) verb (t) 1. to surround with an army: to beleaguer the city. 2. to beset with troubles and annoyances. {Dutch belegeren, from be about + leger camp} –beleaguerer, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • beleaguered — ► ADJECTIVE 1) under siege. 2) in difficulties; harassed. ORIGIN from Dutch belegeren camp round …   English terms dictionary

  • beleaguer — [bē lē′gər, bilē′gər] vt. [Du belegeren, to besiege < be , around + legeren, to camp < leger (akin to LAIR), a camp] 1. to besiege by encircling, as with an army 2. to beset, as with difficulties; harass …   English World dictionary

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