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be·set

beset

 
pronunciation:
b set
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part of speech: verb
inflections: besets, besetting, beset
definition: to attack from all sides; besiege.
The wolves beset the moose.
synonyms:
besiege
similar words:
attack, hem, surround
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The word beset contains the following part:
be- Old English prefix that means to cover or surround with; to act on or change another.
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The prefix be- forms verbs from nouns and verbs.