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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 be·set /bɪˈsɛt, bi-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·set v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beset; p. pr. & vb. n. Besetting.]
 1. To set or stud (anything) with ornaments or prominent objects.
    A robe of azure beset with drops of gold.   --Spectator.
    The garden is so beset with all manner of sweet shrubs that it perfumes the air.   --Evelyn.
 2. To hem in; to waylay; to surround; to besiege; to blockade. Beset with foes.”
    Let thy troops beset our gates.   --Addison.
 3. To set upon on all sides; to perplex; to harass; -- said of dangers, obstacles, etc.  “Adam, sore beset, replied.” --Milton.  Beset with ills.” --Addison. “Incommodities which beset old age.”  --Burke.
 4. To occupy; to employ; to use up. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- To surround; inclose; environ; hem in; besiege; encircle; encompass; embarrass; urge; press.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his
           staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his
           female co-workers" [syn: harass, hassle, harry, chivy,
            chivvy, chevy, chevvy, plague, molest, provoke]
      2: assail or attack on all sides: "The zebra was beset by
         leopards" [syn: set upon]
      3: decorate or cover lavishly with gems [syn: encrust, incrust]
      [also: besetting]