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Definition of beset verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[usually passive] beset somebody/something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they beset
he / she / it besets
past simple beset
-ing form besetting
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to affect someone or something in an unpleasant or harmful way The team was beset by injury all season. It's one of the most difficult problems besetting our modern way of life. a life beset with financial worries
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: beset