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pree

or prie

[ pree ]
/ pri /
Scot. and North England
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noun
a test, trial, or taste; a test by sampling.
verb (used with object), preed, pree·ing.
to try, test, or taste.
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Idioms about pree

    pree the mouth of, Scot. to kiss.

Origin of pree

1690–1700; shortened form of preive,Middle English preve (noun), preven (v.) <Old French pr(o)eve, preuver;see prove
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How to use pree in a sentence

  • In the byre the wright was preeing the drink and paying little heed to food.

    The Lost Pibroch|Neil Munro
  • For there had been a blitheness in the town that day, and every other man seemed to have been preeing the demijohn.

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