- (of a horse) to stop or refuse to go; balk.
Origin of reest2
First recorded in 1780–90; dialectal variant of rest1
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Examples from the Web for reist
Domiloff, who did not expect the Duke of Reist in an hour, was forced to acquiesce.
Reist knocked at the door which had been pointed out to him, and waited.
“I am glad that you have not forgotten those days,” Reist murmured.
Reist was conscious that his impetuous speech was scarcely a happy one.
Reist, we are going to have some tea, and then I shall be at your service.
- (intr) Northern English dialect (esp of horses) to be noisily uncooperative
probably from Scottish arreest arrest; perhaps related to restive
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