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beshrew


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beshrew  \Be*shrew"\,  v.  t. 
  To  curse;  to  execrate. 
 
  Beshrew  me  but  I  love  her  heartily.  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  Often  a  very  mild  form  of  imprecation;  sometimes  so  far 
  from  implying  a  curse,  as  to  be  uttered  coaxingly,  nay 
  even  with  some  tenderness.  --Schmidt. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beshrew 
  v  :  wish  harm  upon  put  a  curse  on  "The  bad  witch  cursed  the 
  child"  [syn:  {curse},  {damn},  {bedamn},  {anathemize},  {imprecate}, 
  {maledict}]  [ant:  {bless}] 




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