Middle English Dictionary Entry

fraisten v.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

1.
(a) To put to the test, to test; (b) to put (God's patience) to the test, to be trying to (the flesh); (c) to tempt (someone).
2.
(a) To make an effort, endeavor, try;--often with inf.; (b) to attempt (something).
3.
(a) To seek or search for (something), esp., to seek adventure or combat, go in quest of; (b) to seek or indulge in (worldly things).
4.
(a) To ask (someone a question), to inquire (of someone); (b) to beg (of someone), to request.
5.
To learn by trial, examination, or experience; find out, get to know, experience.
6.
To taste (the apple).