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Verb: beset (beset,besetting)  bi'set
  1. Annoy continually or chronically
    "This man besets his female co-workers";
    - harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy [non-standard], plague, molest, provoke
     
  2. Assail or attack on all sides
    "The zebra was beset by leopards";
    - set upon
     
  3. Decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)
    - encrust, incrust

Derived forms: besets, besetting, beset

Type of: adorn, annoy, assail, assault, attack, beautify, bother, chafe, decorate, devil, embellish, get at, get to, grace, gravel [US], irritate, nark [Brit], nettle, ornament, rag, rile, set on, vex

Encyclopedia: Beset