"besets" in the verb sense
1. harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke
annoy continually or chronically
"He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"
"This man harasses his female co-workers"
2. beset, set upon
assail or attack on all sides: "The zebra was beset by leopards"
3. encrust, incrust, beset
decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)
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