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dere

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English

Etymology

Old English derian, from West Germanic.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to dere

Third person singular
der

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to dere (third-person singular simple present der, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To hurt, harm, injure.
    • Late C14: And of Achilles with his queynte spere, / For he koude with it bothe heele and dere — Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Squire's Tale’, Canterbury Tales
  2. (obsolete except Scotland and northern UK, transitive) To annoy, trouble, grieve.

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