- to intoxicate or stupefy with drink.
- to make stupid or foolish: The stories had besotted her mind with fear and superstition.
- to infatuate; obsess: Youth and beauty have a tendency to besot middle-aged men; charm and tenderness does it for women of all ages.
Origin of besot
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Examples from the Web for besot
They've besot the house, and are a givin' lip to frighten folks.The Attache
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
The Indian wished to exercise men's minds equally, and give them pleasure; the popes wished to besot men's minds.
Up at Fort Shurdan they had a ginmill where th' warryors cud go an' besot thimsilves with bottled beer an' dominoes.Mr. Dooley Says
Word Origin and History for besot
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