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1 annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer" [syn: tease, badger, pester, bug]
2 surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna" [syn: besiege, surround, hem in, circumvent]

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  1. to besiege; to surround with troops
  2. to vex, harass, or beset


to besiege; to surround with troops
to vex, harass, or beset
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