To beset is to harass or have trouble on an ongoing basis from multiple sources or from all sides.(verb)
When you are continually plagued with problems and trouble from all sides, this is an example of a time when you are beset with problems.
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transitive verb be·set, be·set·ting, be·sets
Origin: Middle English bisetten
Origin: , from Old English besettan; see sed- in Indo-European roots.
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