reive

[ reev ]
/ riv /

verb (used with or without object), reived, reiv·ing. Chiefly Scot.

to rob; plunder.

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Origin of reive

First recorded in 1860–65; variant of reave1

OTHER WORDS FROM reive

reiv·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for reivers

reive
/ (riːv) /

verb

(intr) Scot and Northern English dialect to go on a plundering raid

Derived forms of reive

reiver, noun

Word Origin for reive

variant of reave 1
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