beset definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To strike from all sides.
    • To trouble persistently; harass. See Synonyms at attack.
    • To hem in; surround: "the mountains which beset it round” ( Nathaniel Hawthorne).
    • To stud, much like jewels.
    • to create or stud (everything) with ornaments or prominent items.
    • To hem in; to waylay; to encircle; to besiege; to blockade.
    • to create upon on all edges; to perplex; to harass; -- stated of threats, obstacles, etc.
    • To inhabit; to use; to use up.
    • To strike from all sides.
    • To trouble persistently; harass. See Synonyms at attack.
    • To hem in; surround: "the mountains which beset it round” ( Nathaniel Hawthorne).
    • To stud, just like jewels.
    • to create or stud (anything) with ornaments or prominent things.
    • To hem in; to waylay; to surround; to besiege; to blockade.
    • setting upon on all sides; to perplex; to harass; -- stated of risks, hurdles, etc.
    • To inhabit; to employ; to make use of up.
  • verb:
    • To encircle otherwise hem in
    • To attack, specially from all edges
    • To embellish anything with jewels etc
    • Of a ship, to have trapped by ice
    • assail or assault on all sides:
    • annoy constantly or chronically
    • decorate or cover lavishly (just like treasures)
    • To surround otherwise hem in
    • To attack, particularly from all sides
    • To decorate one thing with jewels etc
    • Of a ship, getting trapped by ice
    • assail or assault on all edges:
    • annoy constantly or chronically
    • decorate or cover lavishly (much like gems)
  • others:
    • to create or put.
    • To set or spot upon; circulate over; bestud; besprinkle: now just into the perfect participle.
    • To come upon or against; set upon in assault, or so as to perplex, endanger, or hem in; press upon seriously, vigorously, or from all edges: because, to beset one with blows or with entreaties.
    • to hire; invest; burn up.
    • To become; match; look well on.
    • To set or put.
    • to create or put upon; circulate over; bestud; besprinkle: today only inside perfect participle.
    • in the future upon or against; set upon in assault, roughly on perplex, endanger, or hem in; hit upon severely, vigorously, or from all edges: because, to beset one with blows or with entreaties.
    • To employ; invest; consume.
    • To become; match; look really on.

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