pree

or prie

[pree]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.

Idioms

    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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Examples from the Web for preeing

Historical Examples of preeing

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

  • For there had been a blitheness in the town that day, and every other man seemed to have been preeing the demijohn.