AskDefine | Define besetting

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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]besetting See beset

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  1. present participle of beset

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