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noun, verb (used with object) Scot. and North England.
  1. pree.
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or prie

[pree]Scot. and North England
  1. a test, trial, or taste; a test by sampling.
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verb (used with object), preed, pree·ing.
  1. to try, test, or taste.
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  1. pree the mouth of, Scot. to kiss.
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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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Historical Examples

  • She walked in firm and erect, and knelt down at a prie Dieu in the aisle.

    Story of My Life, volumes 1-3

    Augustus J. C. Hare

  • Bien donc (dit-il,) prie Iesus que tu ne meure pas, fin qu'on ne nous accuse de t'auoir faict mourir.

  • Si tu changes de demeure, prie M^e. de Vivens de tenvoyer les lettres qui te parviendront, et indique-moi ton adresse.

  • Each bishop uses the back of the seat before him as a prie Dieu when he kneels.

  • The queen kneeled on her prie Dieu, her face buried in her hands, praying for strength.

    The Queen's Necklace

    Alexandre Dumas pre