[ dree ]
/ dri /
Scot. and North England


tedious; dreary.

verb (used with object), dreed, dree·ing.

to suffer; endure.
Also dreegh [dreekh] /drix/, dreigh, driech, driegh.

Origin of dree

before 1000; Middle English; Old English drēogan to endure; cognate with Gothic driugan to serve (in arms)
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/ (driː) Scot literary /

verb drees, dreeing or dreed

(tr) to endure
dree one's weird to endure one's fate


another word for dreich

Word Origin for dree

Old English drēogan; related to Old Norse drӯgja to perpetrate
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