BESET', verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive beset
1. To surround; to inclose; to hem in; to besiege; as, we are beset with enemies; a city is beset with troops. Hence,
2. To press on all sides, so as to perplex; to entangle, so as to render escape difficult or impossible.
Adam sore beset replied.
3. To waylay.
4. To fall upon.