n. siege, harassment, attack

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  • Besetment — Be*set ment, n. The act of besetting, or the state of being beset; also, that which besets one, as a sin. Fearing a besetment. Kane. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • besetment — noun The state of being beset. A common threat to icebreakers is besetment, where they are trapped in the ice and unable to ram the ice to escape …   Wiktionary

  • besetment — tmənt noun ( s) 1. : the action of besetting or the condition of being beset would invite besetment in the frozen sea Glen Jacobsen 2. : something by which one is beset : trouble, vexation …   Useful english dictionary

  • besetment — noun see beset …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • besetment — See beset. * * * …   Universalium

  • besetment — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Something that annoys x aggravation, annoyance, bother, irritant, irritation, nuisance, peeve, plague, torment, vexation. See FEELINGS, PAIN …   English dictionary for students

  • besetment — be·set·ment …   English syllables

  • beset — besetment, n. besetter, n. /bi set /, v.t., beset, besetting. 1. to attack on all sides; assail; harass: to be beset by enemies; beset by difficulties. 2. to surround; hem in: a village beset on all sides by dense forest. 3. to set or place upon; …   Universalium

  • Nella Dan — Career (Denmark) Name: Nella Dan Owner: J. Lauritzen …   Wikipedia

  • beset — transitive verb ( set; setting) Etymology: Middle English besetten, from Old English besettan, from be + settan to set Date: before 12th century 1. to set or stud with or as if with ornaments 2. trouble, harass < inflation besets …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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