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dow1

[dou, doh]
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verb (used without object), dowed or dought [dout] /daʊt/, dow·ing. Scot. and North England.
  1. to be able.
  2. to thrive; prosper; do well.
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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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Dow

noun
  1. See Dou
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