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Present participle for to cause persistent suffering to
“Agencies are fighting to get boats in the harbour to take them to the marooned populations, but negotiations are also beset with difficulties.”
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Present participle for surround and harass
“Biting insects are at best a nuisance, but imagine an individual in a hut, sick with a high fever and beset by swarms of biting insects to add to their torment.”
Verb
Present participle for to take sudden, violent action against
“… the unsuspecting tourists were suddenly beset by robbers.”
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