withset

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English withsetten ‎(to resist, set against), from Old English wiþsettan ‎(to resist; condemn), equivalent to with- ‎(against) +‎ set.

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withset ‎(third-person singular simple present withsets, present participle withsetting, simple past and past participle withset)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To set oneself against; oppose; resist.
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To be set against.
    • R. of Brunne
      Their way he them withset.
  3. (transitive, Britain dialectal, Scotland) To set (a place) with an ambush.

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