Withset meaning

To set oneself against; oppose; resist.
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(intransitive) To be set against.

"Their way he them withset." --R. of Brunne.

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(UK dialectal, Scotland) To set (a place) with an ambush.
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Origin of withset

  • From Middle English withsetten (“to resist, set against”), from Old English wiþsettan (“to resist; condemn”), equivalent to with- (“against”) +‎ set.

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