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beset

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbesetbe‧set /bɪˈset/ verb (past tense and past participle beset, present participle besetting) [transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 1 PROBLEMto make someone experience serious problems or dangersbe beset with/by something 🔊 The business has been beset with financial problems. Grammar Beset is usually passive in this meaning.2 besetting sin→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
besetInternational matches in the more traditional cricket centres of Colombo and Kandy are beset by interruptions.But this sector has been beset by problems, and the evidence suggests that they have yet to be properly ironed out.The case has been beset by the kinds of official miscues typical in rape cases here.Each one, depending on his circumstances at the moment, feels and names the fears that beset him.Brookner probes with scrupulous attention, keen irony and a profound appreciation of the endless ambivalences that beset human relationships.Behind it lay a tumultuous precedent-one of the most disastrous incidents to beset the face of the earth.Quite apart from the class conflict endemic in capitalism, the economic system itself is beset with instabilities.
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Verb table
beset
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybeset
he, she, itbesets
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybeset
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave beset
he, she, ithas beset
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad beset
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill beset
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have beset
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam besetting
he, she, itis besetting
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you, we, theyare besetting
Past
I, he, she, itwas besetting
you, we, theywere besetting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been besetting
he, she, ithas been besetting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been besetting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be besetting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been besetting
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