- forsett (Scotland)
From Middle English forsetten, from Old English forsettan (“to hedge in, obstruct, oppress”), equivalent to for- + set. Cognate with Dutch verzetten (“to move”), German versetzen (“to put, move, transfer, transpose”), Swedish försätta (“to go on, remove, set”).
- (transitive, dialectal) To get in front of; intercept; waylay; entrap.
- (transitive, dialectal, figuratively) To upset; hinder.
- (transitive, dialectal) To beset; surround; invest; surround with difficulties; bar; impede.
- backset and forset
- (transitive, dialectal, chiefly Scotland) To overpower; give one too much of anything; surfeit.
- (transitive, dialectal, chiefly Scotland, by extension) To overburden or overpower with work; overwork; overtax.
forset (plural forsets)
- Wright, The English Dialect Dictionary, Forset.