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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Assail or attack on all sides; Decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems); Annoy continually or chronically.

Usage examples (38)
  • Weeds are the little vices that beset plant life, and are to be got rid of the best way we know how.
  • The zebra was beset by leopards
  • But the project is beset from the start by a fiendish enemy, and also that weird phantom of outer space, Zero Gravity.
  • But there's an I-told-you-so attitude in the West Wing — a rare feel-good moment in a second term beset by a succession of crises. for more
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