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be·som

 (bē′zəm)
n.
A bundle of twigs attached to a handle and used as a broom.

[Middle English, from Old English besma.]

besom

(ˈbiːzəm)
n
1. a broom, esp one made of a bundle of twigs tied to a handle
2. (Curling) curling a broom or brush used to sweep the ice in front of the stone to make it slide farther
vb (tr)
to sweep with a besom
[Old English besma; related to Old High German besmo broom]

besom

(ˈbɪzəm; ˈbizəm)
n
dialect Scot and Northern English a derogatory term for a woman
[perhaps from Old English bysen example; related to Old Norse bysn wonder]

be•som

(ˈbi zəm)

n.
a broom, esp. one of brush or twigs.
[before 1000; Middle English besem, Old English bes(e)ma, c. Old Frisian besma, Old Saxon besmo, Old High German besamo]

besom


Past participle: besomed
Gerund: besoming

Imperative
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
I have besomed
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Past Continuous
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
I will be besoming
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been besoming
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would besom
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Past Conditional
I would have besomed
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besom

Also called a broomstick, this is a tool used by witches to help them fly. Modern witches use a besom to carry out ritual cleaning.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.besom - a broom made of twigs tied together on a long handlebesom - a broom made of twigs tied together on a long handle
broom - a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle
Translations

besom

[ˈbiːzəm] Nescoba f

besom

n
(Reisig)besen m
(pej inf: = woman) → Besen m (pej inf)

besom

[ˈbiːzəm] nramazza
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Join in with a series of heath related activities across the weekend, including a pony's paradise walk on Saturday, besom broom making and conservation tasks.