dree one's weird love

dree one's weird

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  • v. To submit to one's fate.

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  • 1. (Scotland and Northern UK) To submit to one's fate.

    * 1898, Where she waits, there must I go, surrendering all else, forgetting all else, to dree my weird and hers. — G Firth Scott, The Last Lemurian (Ayer 1978, p. 81)

    * 1925, Her eyes were dry and bright as she replied: ‘I must dree my weird, as we say in the north.’ — L. Adams Beck, Glorious Apollo (Dodd, Mead & Co., p. 299)


    * 1846, He has meikle to answer for to you, Saunders, and I have mair; and to me he has—but I maun dree my weird. — Michael Scott, The Cruise of the Midge (Franklin Library, p. 158)



    October 25, 2008