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2 definitions found
 for beshrew
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Beshrew \Be*shrew"\, v. t.
     To curse; to execrate.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Beshrew me, but I love her heartily.     --Shak.
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     Note: Often a very mild form of imprecation; sometimes so far
           from implying a curse, as to be uttered coaxingly, nay
           even with some tenderness. --Schmidt.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  beshrew
      v 1: wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the
           child" [syn: curse, beshrew, damn, bedamn,
           anathemize, anathemise, imprecate, maledict] [ant:
           bless]

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