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Beset meaning

beset - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. assail or attack on all sides: " The zebra was beset by leopards"
  2. 2. annoy continually or chronically; " He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; " This man harasses his female co- workers"
  3. 3. of Beset
  4. 4. To set or stud ( anything) with ornaments or prominent objects.
  5. 5. To hem in; to waylay; to surround; to besiege; to blockade.
  6. 6. To occupy; to employ; to use up.
  7. 7. To set upon on all sides; to perplex; to harass; - said of dangers, obstacles, etc.
  8. 8. To surround; waylay.

beset - examples of usage

  1. The appearance of this ship threw the governor into one of the deepest doubts that ever beset him in the whole course of his administration. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. Never was poor student more sadly beset than Antonio. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. The path is beset with man- traps and spring- guns. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
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