Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To fix; root.

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

  • verb transitive, obsolete To fix; root.

Etymologies

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From Middle English rathelen, of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to raddle.

Examples

  • I had cut my toe rathel badly on, a broken bottle buried in the powdery sand, and it had bled so much that it had to have stitches put in it.

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