Definition of beshrew in English:

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Pronunciation: /bəˈSHro͞o/


[with object] archaic
1Make wicked; deprave.
Example sentences
  • If she keep not promise I will beshrew her head!
2Invoke evil upon; curse; blame for a misfortune.
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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Syllabification: be·shrew

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