from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To bruise, hurt (the feet, hooves etc.) from walking.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make sore or bruise, as the feet by travel.
  • transitive v. To harass; to fatigue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To overthrow.
  • To make (the soles) sore by walking; bruise or batter by travel.


Back-formation from surbated. (Wiktionary)


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  • "She stood there with a ragged cob in her eyes and surbate hooves almost too tender to walk upon, but she was tall, and still awesome in her shabbiness."
    "Twins" by C.E. Morgan, in The New Yorker, June 14 & 21, 2010, page 130

    July 13, 2010