Adjective "Beset" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Beset


    Definition:

    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; bestud: a gold bracelet beset with jewels.

    4. Nautical. to surround (a vessel) by ice, so that control of the helm is lost.

    Examples:

    "markets can be beset by lacks."

    "republicans can be beset."

    "markets can be beset."

    "suitors can be beset."

    "lies can be beset."

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