Definition of 'beset'
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The deal has been beset by problems with bureaucracy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The arrangement has been beset with problems. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Southern has been beset by problems caused by industrial action and poor service. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But so far it has been beset by problems and it needs to sort them out fast. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The revamp of the armoured fleet has been beset by problems since it was first attempted almost two decades ago. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It has been beset by scandals for many years over the quality of care on offer. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The inquiry has since been beset by problems. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Some problems that beset the international coalition could have been better foreseen. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But the operation was beset with financial problems from the outset and twice filed for bankruptcy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His party is also being beset by fundraising scandals at just the moment when it needs public trust. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was beset by problems, and many outlets were left with empty shelves. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Casting problems began to beset the House. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)The country is beset by a cholera epidemic that has claimed more than 2,100 lives. Times, Sunday Times (2009)For 1916 was the year in which many of the problems that beset us today began to emerge. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was a metaphor that predicted the nature of the many problems that have beset excessively large inner urban secondary schools in the intervening years. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It has been beset by scandal, including allegations that it sent bullying legal letters from fake law firms to clients. The Sun (2014)By 1977 the country was beset by serious drought - a clear sign of cooling. Secrets of the Soil (1990)Again this is a play about military commanders and the troubles that beset them but it also, famously, approaches the theme of civil unrest. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'beset'
British English: beset VERB
If someone or something is beset by problems or fears, they have many problems or fears which affect them severely.
The country is beset by severe economic problems.
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