reist

[reest]

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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Examples from the Web for reist

Historical Examples of reist

  • Domiloff, who did not expect the Duke of Reist in an hour, was forced to acquiesce.

    The Traitors

    E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim

  • Reist knocked at the door which had been pointed out to him, and waited.

    The Traitors

    E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim

  • “I am glad that you have not forgotten those days,” Reist murmured.

    The Traitors

    E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim

  • Reist was conscious that his impetuous speech was scarcely a happy one.

    The Traitors

    E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim

  • Reist, we are going to have some tea, and then I shall be at your service.

    The Traitors

    E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim


British Dictionary definitions for reist

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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