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If you are ‘beset’ by something, whether that be problems, fears, injuries, etc., you suffer repeatedly from them over a period of time. It implies something all-encompassing. Something that makes you feel swamped or as if you are being attacked from all sides.
Many troubles have beset the team in recent months, but they have persevered admirably.
It’s little wonder he’s so stressed. He’s been beset by worries over his health recently.
That company is currently beset by financial problems due to chronic mismanagement.