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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. To surround with troops.
2. To beset with difficulties.
From Dutch belegeren (to camp around), from be- (around) + leger (camp). Ultimately from the Indo-European root legh- (to lie or lay), which also gave us lie, lay, lair, fellow, and laager. Earliest documented use: 1589.
“Underlying tensions and unresolved issues continue to beleaguer the Blue Line area.”
In Lebanon, UN Official Urges ‘Calm, Restraint’ Along Blue Line; Asia News Monitor (Bangkok, Thailand); Feb 19, 2015.
See more usage examples of beleaguer in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The rightness of a thing isn't determined by the amount of courage it takes. -Mary Renault, novelist (4 Sep 1905-1983)