verb (used with or without object), reived, reiv·ing. Chiefly Scot.
to rob; plunder.
Origin of reive
First recorded in 1860–65; variant of reave1
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I won'er, now, could I conthrive to reive the top-cape off of this.Strangers at Lisconnel
(intr) Scot and Northern English dialect to go on a plundering raid
Word Origin for reive
variant of reave 1
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