Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To rouse; awake; upbraid.
  • To awake; start.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb obsolete To awake; to arouse; to stir or start up; also, to shout out.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb Alternative form of abread.
  • verb transitive, obsolete To upbraid.

Etymologies

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From Middle English abrede. More at abread.

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From Middle English abraiden, abreiden ("to start up, awake, move, reproach"), from Old English ābreġdan ("to move quickly, vibrate, draw, draw from, remove, unsheath, wrench, pull out, withdraw, take away, draw back, free from, draw up, raise, lift up, start up"), from Proto-Germanic *uz- (“out”) + *bregdanan (“to move, swing”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhrēḱ-, *bhrēǵ- (“to shine”), related to Dutch breien ("to knit"), German bretten ("to knit").

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  • (verb) - (1) To rise on the stomach with a degree of nausea; applied to articles of diet which prove disagreeable to the taste or difficult of digestion. --John Brockett's Glossary of North Country Words, 1825 (2) An appetite to eate or drynke mylke, to the extent that it shal not arise or abraid in the stomake. --Sir Thomas Elyot's The Castel of Helth, 1539

    April 22, 2018