Definition of bedevil verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bedevil

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//bɪˈdevl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈdevl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bedevil
BrE BrE//bɪˈdevl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈdevl//
 
he / she / it bedevils
BrE BrE//bɪˈdevlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈdevlz//
 
past simple bedevilled
BrE BrE//bɪˈdevld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈdevld//
 
past participle bedevilled
BrE BrE//bɪˈdevld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈdevld//
 
(especially US English) past simple bedeviled
BrE BrE//bɪˈdevld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈdevld//
 
(especially US English) past participle bedeviled
BrE BrE//bɪˈdevld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈdevld//
 
-ing form bedevilling
BrE BrE//bɪˈdevlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈdevlɪŋ//
 
(especially US English) -ing form bedeviling
BrE BrE//bɪˈdevlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈdevlɪŋ//
 
 
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bedevil somebody/something (formal) to cause a lot of problems for somebody/something over a long period of time synonym beset The expedition was bedevilled by bad weather. This injury bedevilled him throughout his career.
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