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Definition of beset:

  1. of Beset
  2. To hem in; to waylay; to surround; to besiege; to blockade.
  3. To occupy; to employ; to use up.
  4. To set or stud ( anything) with ornaments or prominent objects.
  5. To set upon on all sides; to perplex; to harass; - said of dangers, obstacles, etc.

Synonyms:

persecute, turn, fire, ring, set upon, attack, encounter, assault, bushwhack, solicit, fall on, charge, light into, throttle, assail, sail into, arouse, excruciate, feelings, incrust, torment, curse, kindle, go in, tease, have at, harry, evoke, pounce, rush, bring up against, hold back, encrust, begird, inhibit, molest, elicit, invest, hedge, blight, harrow, compass, badger, harass, ravage, count against, hassle, plague, chevy, gird, let down, encircle, combat, worry, enkindle, chivvy, burden, storm, hound, go at, siege, circle, stimulate, embarrass, bait, torture, trash, study at attack, set on, sic, girdle, annoy, call forth, provoke, blockade, hem, jump, raise, descend, disadvantage, aggress, encompass, invade, chivy, raid, chevvy, fall upon, importune, anguish, open, environ, pester, beleaguer, agonize, pain, rack, besiege, strike, surround, bedevil, kick up, pitch into.

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