Middle English Dictionary Entry

herien v.(2)
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) To pillage (a place), plunder (a house, town, country, etc.); rob (sb.); also, plunder (in a place), go pillaging; ~ and brennen, pillage and burn, ravage; ~ up, ravage (a country); (b) to wage war; (c) to defeat (sb.) in war; (d) to kill (sb.).
(a) To rob (hell of souls); ~ helle, plunder hell, harrow hell; (b) in oaths and exclamations.
(a) To torment (sb., an animal, the spirit); chase, pursue; fig. chase away (the Devil); of hunger: vex (sb.); (b) to drag (sb. or sth.), pull; fig. draw or carry (sb. into heaven).