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bedevil

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbedevilbe‧dev‧il /bɪˈdevəl/ verb (bedevilled, bedevilling British English, bedeviled, bedeviling American English) [transitive]  PROBLEMto cause a lot of problems and difficulties for someone or something over a period of time syn plague a society bedevilled by racial tensions Grammar Bedevil is usually passive.→ See Verb table
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bedevilThe senator has been bedeviled by allegations of corruption.Unti1 1939 the Labour Party was bedevilled by internal dissensions on this issue.In the past, the discussion on the role of the state in public communication has been bedevilled by the East-West conflict.In particular, the relationship is becoming increasingly bedevilled by the issue of anti-missile defence.Systemic treatment of cancer is bedevilled by the similarity of tumour cells to normal cells, at least under most physiological conditions.Uncertainty over objectives has bedevilled public libraries for many years.Instead, the new system was introduced on the pay-as-you-go basis which has bedevilled social security finance ever since.Off the field problems which have bedevilled the club in recent times have been buried.The same problem bedevils the men.
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Verb table
bedevil
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybedevil
he, she, itbedevils
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybedevilled (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave bedevilled
he, she, ithas bedevilled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad bedevilled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bedevil
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have bedevilled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam bedevilling
he, she, itis bedevilling
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you, we, theyare bedevilling
Past
I, he, she, itwas bedevilling
you, we, theywere bedevilling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been bedevilling
he, she, ithas been bedevilling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been bedevilling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be bedevilling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been bedevilling
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