Middle English Dictionary Entry

skerren v.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) To frighten (sb.), terrify; ppl. skered, frightened; also, alarmed, startled [quot.: c1400]; skered with, frightened by (sth.); (b) to become alarmed; of clamor: rise up; ppl. skerring as adj.: ?loud; threatening, frightening; (c) to drive (sb.) away, beat back; ~ awei; also fig.; (d) in surnames.