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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Beshrew \Be*shrew"\, v. t.
To curse; to execrate.
Beshrew me, but I love her heartily. --Shak.
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
v 1: wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the
child" [syn: curse, beshrew, damn, bedamn,
anathemize, anathemise, imprecate, maledict] [ant:
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