from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. A past tense of shrive.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past of shrive.
- v. To join in the festivities of Shrovetide.
- v. To make merry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- imp. of shrive.
- intransitive v. To join in the festivities of Shrovetide; hence, to make merry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Shrift; shriving: used only in composition, or in such phrases as Shrove Tuesday. See shrift and shriving.
- To take part in the festivities of Shrovetide; hence, in general, to make merry.
- Preterit of shrive.
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