What does the word besiege mean?

Usage examples for besiege

  1. Fight Marsile to the end, besiege and sack Saragossa, and avenge those who perished by his treachery." – Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
  2. The garrison offered to surrender; but the king replied, that, since he had taken the pains to come thither and besiege the place in person, he would take it by force, and would hang every one of them. – The History of England, Volume I by David Hume
  3. So Saul called all the people to arms to go down to Keilah to besiege David and his men. – The Children's Bible by Henry A. Sherman Charles Foster Kent