verb (used with object), dreed, dree·ing.
Origin of dree
Examples from the Web for dree
If Sandy has disgraced the house I made him master o, ay, and a gentleman to boot, he maun just dree the dregs.At War with Society or, Tales of the Outcasts|James McLevy
He must either have been drowned in the water-spout, or dree'd the penalty of being particular.The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 2 of 2|Edward Tyas Cook
I'm 'fey' to-day, as the Scotch say, and must 'dree my weird'.A harum-scarum schoolgirl|Angela Brazil
Ye'll neither hae muckle to thole nor lang time to dree't, for our captain will hang ye directly.The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 1 (of 3)|James Hogg
There's a smack o' Johnnie Armstrong in the glint o' yer e'e. Ye'll be to dree yer weird, there's nae help for't.'Robbery Under Arms|Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
British Dictionary definitions for dree
verb drees, dreeing or dreed
Word Origin for dree
Word Origin and History for dree
Old English dreogan "to work, suffer, endure;" see drudge. Cf. Old Norse drygjado "carry out, accomplish," Gothic driugan "serve as a soldier."