- a simple past tense of dow1.
- to be able.
- to thrive; prosper; do well.
Origin of dow1
before 900; Middle English dowen, doghen, Old English dugan to be worthy; cognate with German taugen; cf. doughty
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Examples from the Web for dought
Py undt py I saw his lips move undt I dought maype he vos praying.
Idt needed to pe so, I dought, as I lookedt aboudt me undt sized der place oop.
Hogg's "Queen's Wake" uses the perf.: "She turned away and dought luck nae mair."Letters of Samuel Rutherford
If I dought you said vot you zhoodn't zay doo Shule, I vood shust drash you on der shpot!The End Of The World
A man may hav a perfek right to be born single, but I dought whether he haz a right tew continny on so.Josh Billings on Ice
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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