Definition of beshrew in English:


Syllabification: be·shrew
Pronunciation: /biˈSHro͞o


[with object] archaic
  • 2Invoke evil upon; curse; blame for a misfortune.
    More example sentences
    • And she beshrewed herself for so unkindly judging of his unkindness.
    • Beshrew her heart, what a fright she put me to!
    • "Beshrew the old fool!" muttered Sir William Howe, growing impatient of her obstinacy, and ashamed of the emotion into which he had been betrayed.

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