Beset Definition

bĭ-sĕt
besets, besetting
verb
besets, besetting
To attack from all sides.
American Heritage
To cover or set thickly with; stud.
Webster's New World
To trouble persistently; harass.
American Heritage
To attack from all sides; harass or besiege.
Webster's New World
To hem in; surround.
American Heritage
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Origin of Beset

  • Middle English bisetten from Old English besettan sed- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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