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be·set

 (bĭ-sĕt′)
tr.v. be·set, be·set·ting, be·sets
1. To attack from all sides.
2. To trouble persistently; harass. See Synonyms at attack.
3. To hem in; surround: "the mountains which beset it round" (Nathaniel Hawthorne).
4. To stud, as with jewels.

[Middle English bisetten, from Old English besettan; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

be·set′ment n.

beset

(bɪˈsɛt)
vb (tr) , -sets, -setting or -set
1. (esp of dangers, temptations, or difficulties) to trouble or harass constantly
2. to surround or attack from all sides
3. archaic to cover with, esp with jewels
beˈsetter n

be•set

(bɪˈsɛt)

v.t. -set, -set•ting.
1. to attack on all sides: The foe beset them.
2. to surround; hem in: a village beset by dense forest.
3. to stud: a gold bracelet beset with jewels.
[before 1000; Middle English besetten, Old English besettan. See be-, set]
be•set′ment, n.
be•set′ter, n.

beset


Past participle: beset
Gerund: besetting

Imperative
beset
beset
Present
I beset
you beset
he/she/it besets
we beset
you beset
they beset
Preterite
I beset
you beset
he/she/it beset
we beset
you beset
they beset
Present Continuous
I am besetting
you are besetting
he/she/it is besetting
we are besetting
you are besetting
they are besetting
Present Perfect
I have beset
you have beset
he/she/it has beset
we have beset
you have beset
they have beset
Past Continuous
I was besetting
you were besetting
he/she/it was besetting
we were besetting
you were besetting
they were besetting
Past Perfect
I had beset
you had beset
he/she/it had beset
we had beset
you had beset
they had beset
Future
I will beset
you will beset
he/she/it will beset
we will beset
you will beset
they will beset
Future Perfect
I will have beset
you will have beset
he/she/it will have beset
we will have beset
you will have beset
they will have beset
Future Continuous
I will be besetting
you will be besetting
he/she/it will be besetting
we will be besetting
you will be besetting
they will be besetting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been besetting
you have been besetting
he/she/it has been besetting
we have been besetting
you have been besetting
they have been besetting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been besetting
you will have been besetting
he/she/it will have been besetting
we will have been besetting
you will have been besetting
they will have been besetting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been besetting
you had been besetting
he/she/it had been besetting
we had been besetting
you had been besetting
they had been besetting
Conditional
I would beset
you would beset
he/she/it would beset
we would beset
you would beset
they would beset
Past Conditional
I would have beset
you would have beset
he/she/it would have beset
we would have beset
you would have beset
they would have beset
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.beset - annoy continually or chronicallybeset - annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
needle, goad - goad or provoke,as by constant criticism; "He needled her with his sarcastic remarks"
annoy, devil, gravel, irritate, nark, rile, vex, nettle, rag, bother, chafe, get at, get to - cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
bedevil, dun, rag, torment, frustrate, crucify - treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
haze - harass by imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions
2.beset - assail or attack on all sides: "The zebra was beset by leopards"beset - assail or attack on all sides: "The zebra was beset by leopards"
assail, assault, set on, attack - attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
3.beset - decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)beset - decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"

beset

verb plague, trouble, embarrass, torture, haunt, torment, harass, afflict, badger, perplex, pester, vex, entangle, bedevil The country is beset by severe economic problems.

beset

verb
1. To set upon with violent force:
2. To surround with hostile troops:
Idiom: lay siege to .
3. To trouble persistently from or as if from all sides:
4. To disturb by repeated attacks:
5. To shut in on all sides:
Translations
يُهاجِمُ مِن جَميعِ الجِهات
obklíčitobklopit
plage
ásækja úr öllum áttum; umkringja
apipultiapnikti
aplenktapstāt
hücum etmeksaldırmak

beset

[bɪˈset] (beset (pt, pp)) VT [+ person] → acosar
he was beset with or by fearsle acosaban los temores
a policy beset with dangersuna política plagada de peligros
a path beset with obstacles (fig) → un camino plagado de obstáculos

beset

[bɪˈsɛt] [beset] [bɪˈsɛt] (pt, pp)
vtassaillir
adj
to be beset with problems [person, country] → être assailli(e) de problèmes; [trip, project] → rencontrer de nombreuses difficultés

beset

pret, ptp <beset>
vt (difficulties, dangers)(von allen Seiten) bedrängen; (doubts)befallen; (temptations, trials)heimsuchen; to be beset with difficulties/danger (problem, journey etc)reich an or voller Schwierigkeiten/Gefahren sein; he was beset with difficultieser wurde von Schwierigkeiten heimgesucht; beset by doubtsvon Zweifeln befallen

beset

[bɪˈsɛt] (beset (pt, pp)) vt (afflict) → assillare; (attack) → assalire
a policy beset with dangers → una politica irta or piena di pericoli

beset

(biˈset) past tense, past participle beˈset verb
to attack on all sides. beset by thieves.
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