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Another word for beset

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Verb
  1. To set upon with violent force

    See also:

    attack

  2. To surround with hostile troops

    See also:

    attack

  3. To trouble persistently from or as if from all sides

      1. To annoy or harass persistently; pester; nag
      2. To ask or nag (someone) about something in an annoying and persistent way; pester:
      1. To confuse completely; muddle
      2. To possess with or as if with a devil; bewitch.
      3. To plague diabolically; torment; harass
      1. To harass; beset:
      2. To surround with troops; besiege:
      3. To beset, as with difficulties; harass
      1. To surround with hostile forces:
      2. To beset or surround with armed forces for the purpose of compelling to surrender, to lay siege to, beleaguer.
      3. To crowd around; hem in:
      1. To trouble, worry, or torment, as with cares, debts, repeated questions or demands, etc.
      2. To subject (another) to hostile or prejudicial remarks or actions; pressure or intimidate.
      3. To trouble by repeated raids or attacks, etc.; harry
      1. To batter or buffet. Used of the wind or storms:
      2. To disturb, distress, or exhaust by repeated demands or criticism; harass.
      3. To raid, esp. repeatedly, and ravage or rob; pillage; plunder
      1. To hunt or chase with or as with hounds; chase or follow continually; nag
      2. To pressure or force from a place or situation:
      3. To make repeated demands of or subject to persistent criticism:
      1. (Archaic) To ask for (something) urgently or repeatedly.
      2. To plead or urge irksomely, often persistently.
      3. To trouble with requests or demands; urge or entreat persistently or repeatedly
      1. To bother, harass or annoy persistently.
      2. To annoy persistently, as with repeated demands or questions.
      3. To annoy constantly or repeatedly with petty irritations; bother; vex
      1. To cause suffering or hardship for:
      2. To be a widespread or continuous problem or defect in:
      3. To afflict with a plague
      1. To approach for some immoral purpose, as a prostitute does
      2. To seek to obtain by persuasion, entreaty, or formal application:
      3. To approach or accost (a person) with an offer of sex in exchange for payment.
    See also:

    attack

  4. To disturb by repeated attacks

      1. To cause irritation to (another); make somewhat angry.
      2. To be annoying
      3. To harm by repeated attacks; harry; molest
      1. To set attacking dogs against
      2. (Archaic) To feed (animals) during a break in a journey
      3. To entice or provoke, especially by trickery or strategy:
      1. To plague diabolically; torment; harass
      2. To spoil; ruin.
      3. To worry, annoy, or frustrate.
      1. To surround with troops; besiege:
      2. To beset, as with difficulties; harass
      3. To harass; beset:
      1. To make repeated attacks or raids on (an enemy, for example).
      2. To trouble by repeated raids or attacks, etc.; harry
      3. To trouble, worry, or torment, as with cares, debts, repeated questions or demands, etc.
      1. To raid, esp. repeatedly, and ravage or rob; pillage; plunder
      2. To disturb, distress, or exhaust by repeated demands or criticism; harass.
      3. To torment or worry; harass
      1. To annoy persistently, as with repeated demands or questions.
      2. To annoy constantly or repeatedly with petty irritations; bother; vex
      3. To bother, harass or annoy persistently.
      1. To be a widespread or continuous problem or defect in:
      2. To afflict with a plague
      3. To vex; harass; trouble; torment
      1. To extract, identify, or cause to come about. Used with out :
      2. To urge persistently; coax:
      3. To say in a playful or mocking way:
      1. To annoy, pester, or harass:
      2. To cause to undergo great physical pain or mental anguish.
      3. To annoy, harass, or tease
      1. To bother or annoy, as with petty complaints.
      2. To annoy, bother, harass, vex, etc.
      3. To touch or handle something nervously or persistently:
    See also:

    feelings

    pain

  5. To shut in on all sides

      1. To bind around; gird
      2. To encircle; surround; encompass
      3. To encircle with or as if with a band.
      1. To make or form a circle around:
      2. To form a circle around; encompass; surround
      3. To move in a circle.
      1. To plot or contrive (something harmful)
      2. (Archaic) To go around; make a circuit of
      3. To reach successfully; achieve; accomplish
      1. To move or go around completely; make a circuit of:
      2. To form a circle around; surround:
      1. To have as part of something larger; include:
      2. To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.
      3. To form a circle or ring around; encircle.
      1. To encircle; surround:
      2. To surround; encircle
      1. To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
      2. To encircle or fasten with a belt or band
      3. To fasten or secure (clothing, for example) with a belt or band.
      1. To remove a band of bark and cambium from the circumference of (a tree), usually in order to kill it.
      2. To form a circle around:
      3. To remove a ring of bark from (a tree) as by cutting or chewing
      1. To hide behind words; refuse to commit oneself or give a direct answer
      2. To minimize or protect against the loss of by counterbalancing one transaction, such as a bet, against another.
      3. To avoid making a clear, direct response or statement.
      1. To utter a hem.
      2. To fold back the edge of and sew down; put a hem or hems on
      3. To make this sound, as in trying to get attention or in showing doubt
      1. To announce, proclaim, or signal by or as if by ringing:
      2. To cause (a bell, etc.) to ring
      3. To surround or encircle with or as with a ring
      1. To cause to be enclosed or encircled
      2. To be present on all or nearly all sides of; encircle
      3. To enclose with or as with troops, so as to cut off communication or retreat
    See also:

    open

Another word for beset

Verb
      1. To crowd around; hem in:
      2. (Figuratively) To beleaguer, lay siege to, beset.
      3. To beset or surround with armed forces for the purpose of compelling to surrender, to lay siege to, beleaguer.
      1. To have a forceful effect on
      2. To attack violently, as with blows or military force; assault.
      3. To begin working on (a task, problem, etc.) with vigor and determination
      1. To cause suffering or hardship for:
      2. To be a widespread or continuous problem or defect in:
      3. To afflict with a plague
      1. To trouble, worry, or torment, as with cares, debts, repeated questions or demands, etc.
      2. To subject (another) to hostile or prejudicial remarks or actions; pressure or intimidate.
      3. To trouble by repeated raids or attacks, etc.; harry
    See also:

    attack

    attack