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misgive

[ mis-giv ]
/ m瑟s藞g瑟v /
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verb (used with object), mis路gave, mis路giv路en, mis路giv路ing.
(of one's mind, heart, etc.) to give doubt or apprehension to.
verb (used without object), mis路gave, mis路giv路en, mis路giv路ing.
to be apprehensive.
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Origin of misgive

First recorded in 1505鈥15; mis-1 + give
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British Dictionary definitions for misgive

misgive
/ (m瑟s藞伞瑟v) /

verb -gives, -giving, -gave or -given
to make or be apprehensive or suspicious
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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