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verb (used with object) Scot. and North England.
to cure, smoke, or dry (meat or fish).
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Origin of reest

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1500–10; perhaps <Scandinavian; compare Danish, Norwegian riste to roast

Other definitions for reest (2 of 2)

reest2

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[ reest ]
/ rist /

verb (used without object) Scot. and North England.
(of a horse) to stop or refuse to go; balk.

Origin of reest

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First recorded in 1780–90; dialectal variant of rest1
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British Dictionary definitions for reest

reest

reast

/ (riːst) /

verb
(intr) Northern English dialect (esp of horses) to be noisily uncooperative

Word Origin for reest

probably from Scottish arreest arrest; perhaps related to restive
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