Beset meaning

bĭ-sĕt
To beset is to harass or have trouble on an ongoing basis from multiple sources or from all sides.

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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To attack from all sides.
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To trouble persistently; harass.
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To hem in; surround.
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To stud, as with jewels.
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To decorate something with jewels etc.
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(nautical) Of a ship, to get trapped by ice.
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To cover or set thickly with; stud.
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To attack from all sides; harass or besiege.
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To surround or hem in.
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To surround or hem in.
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To attack, especially from all sides.
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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