Scot. and North England
[ dree ]
/ dri /
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verb (used with object), dreed, dree·ing.
to suffer; endure.
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Origin of dree
before 1000; Middle English; Old English drēogan to endure; cognate with Gothic driugan to serve (in arms)
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How to use dree in a sentence
Moya Lavelle shut herself up in the cabin her husband Patrick had built, and dreed her weird alone.An Isle in the Water|Katharine Tynan
He dreed out his weird most thoroughly, and drank the cup presented to him to the last dregs.The First Violin|Jessie Fothergill
Samuel Dreed trod the dust of the road with a wonderful swaying of his body, denominated the Western Ocean roll.
"She's drowning herself after her quarrel with Sam Dreed," was his first thought.
"Yesterday morning you sold pearls for the benefit of Sam Dreed," he said, in dull tones.
British Dictionary definitions for dree
/ (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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