beset

  • 1 beset — beset …

    Dictionnaire des rimes

  • 2 Beset — 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. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Beset — 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. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 beset — BESET. s. masc. Terme dont on se sert au Trictrac, et qui se dit, lorsque du même coup de dé, un joueur amène deux as. J ai amené beset …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 5 beset — (v.) O.E. besettan to put, place; own, keep; occupy, settle; cover, surround with, besiege, from P.Gmc. *bisatjan (Cf. O.S. bisettjan, Du. bezetten, O.H.G. bisezzan, Ger. besetzen, Goth. bisatjan); see be + SET (Cf. set) (v.). The figurative… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 beset — ► VERB (besetting; past and past part. beset) ▪ trouble or harass persistently. ORIGIN Old English …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 beset — [bē set′, biset′] vt. beset, besetting [ME bisetten < OE besettan: see BE & SET] 1. to cover or set thickly with; stud 2. to attack from all sides; harass or besiege 3. to surround or hem in SYN. ATTACK besetment …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 beset — index accost, assail, attack, badger, bait (harass), discommode, dun, embarrass …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 beset — overrun, *infest Analogous words: *worry, annoy, harass, harry, pester, plague: assail, *attack, assault …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 beset — [v] plague; hem in aggress, assail, attack, badger, bedevil, beleaguer, besiege, bug*, circle*, compass, dog*, drive up the wall*, embarrass, encircle, enclose, encompass, entangle, environ, fall on, fall upon, girdle, give a bad time*, give a… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 beset — besetment, n. besetter, n. /bi set /, v.t., beset, besetting. 1. to attack on all sides; assail; harass: to be beset by enemies; beset by difficulties. 2. to surround; hem in: a village beset on all sides by dense forest. 3. to set or place upon; …

    Universalium

  • 12 beset — UK [bɪˈset] / US verb [transitive, often passive] Word forms beset : present tense I/you/we/they beset he/she/it besets present participle besetting past tense beset past participle beset formal to cause someone difficulty or danger over a period …

    English dictionary

  • 13 beset — /bəˈsɛt / (say buh set), /bi / (say bee ) verb (t) (beset, besetting) 1. to attack on all sides; assail: the Greeks beset the city of Troy. 2. to repeatedly cause difficulty or danger to; harass: the problems that beset the community. –adjective… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 beset — adj. (cannot stand alone) beset by, with (beset by doubts) * * * [bɪ set] with (beset by doubts) (cannot stand alone) beset by …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 beset — be|set [bıˈset] v past tense and past participle beset present participle besetting [T] formal 1.) [usually passive] to make someone experience serious problems or dangers beset sb with/by sth ▪ The business has been beset with financial problems …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 beset — [[t]bɪse̱t[/t]] besets, besetting VERB (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.… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 beset — be•set [[t]bɪˈsɛt[/t]] v. t. set, set•ting. 1) to attack on all sides: The foe beset them[/ex] 2) to surround; hem in: a village beset by dense forest[/ex] 3) to stud: a gold bracelet beset with jewels[/ex] • Etymology: bef. 1000; MEbesetten, OE… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 beset — v.tr. (besetting; past and past part. beset) 1 attack or harass persistently (beset by worries). 2 surround or hem in (a person etc.). 3 archaic cover round with (beset with pearls). Phrases and idioms: besetting sin the sin that especially or… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 beset — verb (besets, besetting, beset) 1》 trouble or harass persistently.     ↘surround or attack from all sides. 2》 (be beset with) archaic be covered or studded with. Origin OE besettan, from be + settan (see set1) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 beset — verb past tense and past participle beset present participle besetting (T) formal 1 (usually passive) to make someone experience serious problems or dangers: The business has been beset with financial problems. 2 besetting sin/weakness often… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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