beset

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To surround or hem in
To decorate something with jewels etc
To attack, especially from all sides
Of a ship, to get trapped by ice
to attack on all sides
assail or attack on all sides: "The zebra was beset by leopards"
To hem in; to waylay; to surround; to besiege; to blockade
decorate or cover lavishly with gems
To set upon on all sides; to perplex; to harass; said of dangers, obstacles, etc
To set or stud (anything) with ornaments or prominent objects
The form beset is used in the present tense and is the past tense and past participle. If someone or something is beset by problems or fears, they have many problems or fears which affect them severely. The country is beset by severe economic problems. the problems now besetting the country
assail or attack on all sides: "The zebra was beset by leopards
annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
{f} harass; attack, besiege
To occupy; to employ; to use up
besets
third-person singular of beset
besetting
present participle of beset
besetting
{s} constantly attacking, constantly harassing
besetting
Habitually attacking, harassing, or pressing upon or about; as, a besetting sin
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