beshrew

[ bih-shroo ]
/ bɪˈʃru /

verb (used with object) Archaic.

to curse; invoke evil upon.

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Origin of beshrew

First recorded in 1275–1325, beshrew is from the Middle English word beshrewen.See be-, shrew1
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British Dictionary definitions for beshrew

beshrew
/ (bɪˈʃruː) /

verb

(tr) archaic to wish evil on; curse (used in mild oaths such as beshrew me)

Word Origin for beshrew

C14: see be-, shrew
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