reest

1
[reest]

Origin of reest

1
1500–10; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Danish, Norwegian riste to roast

reest

2

or reist

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

Origin of reest

2
First recorded in 1780–90; dialectal variant of rest1
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reest

reast

verb
  1. (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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