from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To delay; linger; tarry.
- v. To move slowly and heavily; dawdle; loiter.
- n. An idle wench; a flattern.
- n. A person slow in the execution of a job; a dawdler.
- v. To vex; grill; trouble; oppress.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. See drecche.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To vex; trouble; oppress.
- To delay; linger.
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After Miriam and I fought the dretch in the dark and I had to feel around on the floor to work out if we'd killed it yet or not let me tell you, that is one of the most revolting things I've ever experienced, even including the time Sago drank too much and threw up on me at one of his birthday parties and he'd been eating cake all night and I couldn't wash for half an hour because he wouldn't let me leave him on his own.
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