Beset

Definition of Beset

Be`set´
v. t.1.To set or stud (anything) with ornaments or prominent objects.
[imp. & p. p. Beset; p. pr. & vb. n. Besetting.]
A robe of azure beset with drops of gold.
- Spectator.
The garden is so beset with all manner of sweet shrubs that it perfumes the air.
- Evelyn.
2.To hem in; to waylay; to surround; to besiege; to blockade.
Let thy troops beset our gates.
- Addison.
3.To set upon on all sides; to perplex; to harass; - said of dangers, obstacles, etc.
4.To occupy; to employ; to use up.

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