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Meaning of BESET

Pronunciation:  bi'set

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  to assail or attack on all sides:"The lioness..beset by men and hounds." Pope
  2. [v]  decorate or cover lavishly with gems
  3. [v]  annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"
 

BESET is a 5 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, encrust, harass, harry, hassle, incrust, molest, plague, provoke, set upon
 
 See Also: adorn, annoy, assail, assault, attack, beautify, bedevil, bother, chafe, crucify, decorate, devil, dun, embellish, frustrate, get at, get to, goad, grace, gravel, irritate, nark, needle, nettle, ornament, rag, rile, set on, torment, vex

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Be*set"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beset}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Besetting}.] [AS. besettan (akin to OHG. bisazjan, G.
besetzen, D. bezetten); pref. be- + settan to set. See
{Set}.]
1. To set or stud (anything) with ornaments or prominent
   objects.

         A robe of azure beset with drops of gold.
                                               --Spectator.

         The garden is so beset with all manner of sweet
         shrubs that it perfumes the air.      --Evelyn.

2. To hem in; to waylay; to surround; to besiege; to
   blockade. ``Beset with foes.'' --Milton.

         Let thy troops beset our gates.       --Addison.

3. To set upon on all sides; to perplex; to harass; -- said
   of dangers, obstacles, etc. ``Adam, sore beset, replied.''
   --Milton. ``Beset with ills.'' --Addison. ``Incommodities
   which beset old age.'' --Burke.

4. To occupy; to employ; to use up. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Syn: To surround; inclose; environ; hem in; besiege;
     encircle; encompass; embarrass; urge; press.

 
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