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1. abaishen v.

50 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) To lose one's composure, be upset; -- refl. & intr.; (b) ben abaished, be upset or perplexed (as by fear, shame, surprise); contextually: be afraid, embarrassed, surprised; (c) waxen (becomen)

2. absoilen v.

3 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Of a priest: to grant absolution to (sb.), remit sin in the name of the Church; (b) of God: to pardon (a sinner); (c) to release (an accused person from a penalty), acquit.

3. acheken v.

6 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To choke, strangle, or suffocate (sb.); (b) to obstruct (sth.).

4. afọ̄n v.

65 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) To receive (a gift, reward, etc.); also, accept; (b) to inherit (a kingdom), take possession of (land, an office, an abbey, etc.); (c) to receive (punishment, penance, etc.); suffer (a blow, a…

5. andȝǣten v.

2 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Acknowledge, profess; (b) confess (sins).

6. ānydan ūt v. phr.

2 quotations in 1 sense
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Expel.

7. apallen v.

31 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Of vigor of body or mind: grow or make faint or tired; grow indifferent; of youth: wane; (b) of emotions, memory: fade away or make fade; tone down, allay; (c) of power, honor, fame, etc.: grow or…

8. apassen v.

19 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) To move along, pass by; pass (over sth.); pass (to sb.); (b) to go by, vanish; (c) to pass away, die; (d) of time: to pass.

9. approprishen v.

1 quotation in 1 sense
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To retain or claim (sth.) as one's personal property or for one's own exclusive benefit; approprishen to himself.

10. arecchen v.

8 quotations in 1 sense
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To tell the meaning of (a dream, a text), interpret; describe (an appearance); exemplify or illustrate (a statement).

11. aretten v.

42 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) To attribute (sth. to sth.); aretten it mi vileinie, attribute it to my ill-breeding; aretten to (in), to impute (sin, guile, unbelief, etc.) to (sb.); aretten to (unto), to place the blame for…

12. aspāren v.

2 quotations in 1 sense
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To spare, afford (sth.).

13. assimilāten v.

4 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Physiol. To assimilate; (b) ben assimilat, be similar (to sth.), resemble.

14. ?atprenchen v.

2 quotations in 1 sense
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?To trick, get the better of (sb.); ?get away, escape.

15. awẹ̄lden v.

30 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) To control, rule, govern, command; rule (a country); command (an army); have control of (one's body, desire, etc.), guide (one's) actions; wield (a weapon), manage (a horse); (b) to conquer…

16. awīlden, -ien v.

Additional spellings: awildien
6 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To become wild or unruly; (b) to dazzle (the eyes), make (sb.) dizzy.

17. awīten v.(3)

4 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To blame or accuse (sb.); (b) to punish (an offense).

18. awurien v.

4 quotations in 1 sense
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To strangle, kill by strangling.

19. baithen v.

5 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To inquire, ask; (b) to grant (a request); baithen bon; (c) to consent, agree.

20. bat(e)ren v.

Additional spellings: bateren
15 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) To beat; esp. to beat or strike repeatedly, batter, flog; also fig.; (b) to pat (sb. on the back).

21. batten v.

17 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) To beat (sb.); stamp, pound (sth.); knock (on the door); ppl. batted, battered, bruised; (b) to pat (sb., sth.); (c) to beat or flap (wings, fins); (d) without obj., of a bird: to strike or peck.

22. bẹ̄den v.

185 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) To offer (sth.), offer (to do sth.); also, to give, to promise; refl. to give oneself; (b) to offer (money for sth.), bargain for; (c) to offer (sacrifice), make (an offering); (d) to offer (one's…

23. bēken v.(2)

6 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To strike (sth.) with the beak, peck; (b) to strike with a pointed weapon; (c) of a hawk: to cleanse (itself) with the beak; (d) beken out, to thrust out the beak; fig. to stick out one's nose.

24. bẹ̄lden, bēlden v.

38 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) To encourage (sb.), strengthen, help, support; -- also refl.; (b) to instruct (sb.), edify; (c) to become strong, be strong; flourish; of a child: grow, mature.

25. bẹ̄n v.

1165 quotations in 17 senses
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(a) To be, exist, live; there is (was, were, etc.); that was, who formerly lived, now dead; if his liking be, if it be his will; if (sth.) ne were, if (sth.) had not been, if it were not for (sth.)…

26. bē̆nden v.(2)

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(a) To wrap or tie (sth.); blindfold; set (jewels); (b) to provide (sth.) with stripes or borders, adorn or border (with sth.); (c) her. to provide (a shield) with a diagonal stripe; ppl. bended

27. bērden v.

12 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) To grow a beard, have a beard; also, to reach the age of puberty; berded bukke, a lascivious male; (b) of a leaf: to have hair or fuzz; (c) of a star: to have a tail; berded sterre, a comet.

28. bēten v.(1)

240 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) To flog (sb.), beat, whip; (b) to punish (sb.).

29. bẹ̄ten v.(2)

87 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) To mend (sth.), repair; beten nettes, repair fishing nets; (b) to remedy (an evil condition); comfort (sorrow), cure (disease or bodily disorder), relieve (hunger, thirst, need), mitigate…

30. bidden v.

305 quotations in 17 senses
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To ask, beg, or plead for (sth.); bidden bone, make a plea or request; bidden mildse, merci, beg for mercy; bidden grith, sue for peace; bidden leve, beg leave, ask for permission; bidden mede, tax

31. bihōlden v.

Additional spellings: beholden
240 quotations in 10 senses
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(a) To fix or keep one's eyes (on sth.), look (at), gaze (upon); (b) to look (in a certain direction), biholden after, look for or after (sth.); (c) to take a look; look, look on, look around.

32. bihōten v.

Additional spellings: behoten
200 quotations in 6 senses
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To promise (sth.); promise (to do sth.); -- (a) with obj.; (b) with clause; (c) with inf. phrase.

33. bihọ̄ven v.

Additional spellings: behoven
161 quotations in 5 senses
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Of things: to be needed, required, requisite, or necessary; -- (a) alone or with inf. phrase; (b) with personal obj. (dat.) or to phrase; hem bihoveth water, they need water; lothe childe bihoveth

34. bihowen v.

Additional spellings: behowen
1 quotation in 1 sense
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To view or inspect (sth.); ?take an interest in (sth.).

35. biknouen v.

Additional spellings: beknouen
67 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) To know or realize (sth.), be aware of; (b) to recognize (sb.); biknoue(n, known, acquainted.

36. bilīven v.

15 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) To remain (in a place, with sb.); stay, stay behind; -- also refl. [quot.Orm.]; (b) to remain (in a certain state), persist; biliven o life, remain alive, survive.

37. bilǒuken v.

Additional spellings: belouken
39 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) To shut (sb., sth.) in; lock up or enclose for safekeeping; imprison (sb.); bilouken in hand of fa, deliver into the enemy's hand; bilouken in grave, bury; bilouken heven, Poet. lock the sky (i.e…

38. binetlin v.

1 quotation in 1 sense
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To chastize with nettles.

39. biren v.

47 quotations in 3 senses
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him (etc.) birth: (a) with respect to circumstances, destiny, etc.: he is constrained or compelled (to do or suffer sth.), he must; biren nede(s, he must of necessity (do sth.); biren dien, he must…

40. bisitten v.

Additional spellings: besitten
10 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) To besiege (a stronghold); (b) to beset, harass, afflict (sb.).

41. bī̆sten v.

5 quotations in 1 sense
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To buffet (sb.), pummel, flog, beat; also without obj., of waves: to dash, rage.

42. bithinken v.

Additional spellings: bethinken
135 quotations in 9 senses
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To think, reflect, meditate, ponder; bithinken right, wel, think hard or carefully; -- usually refl.; -- (a) alone; (b) with of, on, to, upon phrase.

43. biwiten, -ien v.

Additional spellings: biwitien
31 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) To look after (sth., sb.), take care of; guard, protect, preserve; biwiten faste, cherish; biwiten from, protect from (an enemy), defend against; (b) to have charge of (sth.), govern; (c) ppl. biw

44. bǒtonen v.

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(a) To furnish (a garment) with buttons; provide (sth.) with knobs or studs; (b) to button (a garment); (c) to put forth buds.

45. bǒurden v.(2)

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(a) To joust; bourden at, tilt at (the quintain), charge (a boar) with a spear; (b) to butt with horns; clash (together).

46. brẹ̄den v.(3)

103 quotations in 8 senses
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Of birds: to incubate eggs, hatch out and rear young, breed; breden brod, bring forth a brood.

47. breiden v.(1)

179 quotations in 12 senses
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To move quickly or suddenly: (a) to hurry, hasten, rush; dash, dart, jump; -- intr. or refl.; (b) breiden up, to jump or start up (as from anger or fear).

48. brēken v.

592 quotations in 47 senses
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(a) To break (an object) into parts; dash to pieces; destroy the wholeness of (an object); shatter (a weapon) in combat; crush (the human body, etc.); breken atwo, breken asonder, breken in peces

49. brennen v.

351 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) To be consumed by fire; burn, burn down; brennen awai; of fire: burn; brennen up, flame up; brenning, on fire, fiery; (b) to destroy (sth.) with fire; put to the torch, reduce to ashes; brennen up

50. brēsen v.

2 quotations in 1 sense
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To bristle; bresed, shaggy (eyebrows).

51. britnen v.

38 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) To divide (sth. into parts); (b) to cut (sb.) up; britnen into quarters, to quarter; (c) hunt. to cut up (a deer, etc.); britnen out, cut out.

52. carpen v.

76 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) To talk, chat, converse, discourse; carpen toward, address (sb.); (b) tell (sth.), say; ask (a question); as I have herd carpen, as I have heard tell; as men do carpen, as people say; to carpen

53. chāren v.(1)

46 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) To move or proceed (to or from a place or in a certain direction); charen ayen, return, turn back, retreat; charen from, leave or desert (sb.); charen hider, come back, return; charen thethen, go…

54. chēpen v.

20 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) To engage in bargaining (either as buyer or seller), dicker; (b) chepen chaffare, to bid for or buy merchandise; (c) to sell or deliver (sth.); chepen to sale, chepen (to) sellen, offer to sell…

55. cheuen v.(1)

54 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) To masticate or chew (sth.); cheuen cud, chew resin or gum; (b) to eat or consume (sth.); cheuen cud upon, feast upon (sth.); lat hem chewe as þei chese, let them eat (subsist) as they chose!

56. chẹ̄ven v.

80 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) To achieve, accomplish, or execute (sth.); attain (one's purpose); (b) to attain to or achieve (a certain state or position); (c) to acquire or obtain (sth.); also, inherit (an estate).

57. chīnen v.(1)

18 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To crack or split; burst open; chinen fro, split away from; chined, chapped (lips); chining, gaping; (b) of the heart: to break; chinen herte, break the heart, deprive of life.

58. chinken v.(1)

5 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To laugh out loud; deride, jeer; (b) to choke with laughter.

59. chirken v.

9 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To creak; crackle; (b) to chirp, twitter; (c) to smack or chirrup.

60. chokken v.

3 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) chokken thurgh, thrust through, pierce; (b) chokken togeder, cram or crowd together; (c) chokken on, ?thrust out (the chin).

61. cimenten v.

4 quotations in 1 sense
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To join or cement.

62. clēthen v.

73 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) To put clothing on (sb., the body, the flesh), dress; clethen in (with), to clothe (sb., one's body) in (a particular garment or kind of garments); (b) refl. to put on one's clothes, get dressed…

63. clẹ̄ven v.(2)

107 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) To split (sth.); cut open or apart; -- also without obj.; (b) to slash (sb.); cleven doun, slice from top to bottom; (c) cleven atwo, in two, in sonder, to cut (sb., the head, a shield, etc.)…

64. cōlen v.(3)

3 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To cut off with a blow; (b) to slay, kill.

65. cǒmen v.

692 quotations in 20 senses
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(a) To be coming, approach; arrive; comen on, to come on, come along; (b) comen and gon, to come and go, arrive and depart; (c) in combination with another verb to indicate purpose or consequence…

66. complīen v.

6 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To fulfill (sth.); (b) to carry out or do (sth.).

67. confāblen v.

1 quotation in 1 sense
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To converse, chat.

68. confraien v.

1 quotation in 1 sense
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To rub or blend (things) together.

69. cǒveren v.(1)

186 quotations in 17 senses
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(a) To cover (an object) by laying or spreading material over or about it; cover up or envelop; also, coveren above, coveren up; (b) of the material: to cover (the object).

70. cǒvīnen v.

2 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To agree upon (sth.); (b) ben covined, to be agreed.

71. curtailen v.

1 quotation in 1 sense
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To restrict or limit (succession to the throne).

72. cutten v.(1)

158 quotations in 9 senses
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To cut with a sharp implement; make an incision, cut; of an implement: have a cutting edge; be sharp.

73. dauen v.

48 quotations in 4 senses
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To dawn, grow light; dauen clere, dauen light, dauen (to) dai; (a) with subj. it; (b) with subj. dai.

74. dēfensen v.

14 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To protect (sb.), defend (sth.), fortify (a city), bar (a gate, window); refl. defend oneself; (b) to guard (honor, the soul); safeguard (a monastery) in rights or possessions; defend (against…

75. dēgrāden v.

29 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To put (sb.) down from high rank, demote, depose; also fig. overthrow (sb.), bring down, humble, deprive (sb. of bliss); (b) to deprive (sb.) of ecclesiastical rank; reduce (a cleric) to a layman…

76. dē̆scrīen v.

22 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) To announce, declare, proclaim, tell, or say (sth.); (b) to tell or reveal (a confidential matter).

77. destinen v.

19 quotations in 2 senses
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To foreordain (sth.), assign or fix by destiny.

78. dē̆stroien v.

167 quotations in 9 senses
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To ravage, devastate, or ruin (a country or city).

79. dimen v.

1 quotation in 1 sense
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To claim a tenth part of (goods) as a tithe or tax.

80. dismaien v.

31 quotations in 3 senses
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To become or be alarmed, perturbed, abashed, upset, or frightened; -- (a) refl.; (b) intr.

81. disseisen v.

21 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) To deprive (sb.) of seizin, as by forcible entry upon a freehold; esp., to dispossess (sb.) unlawfully (of land, goods, etc.); (b) refl. to surrender possession or dominion; (c) the disseised, the…

82. dọ̄n v.(1)

1307 quotations in 26 senses
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(a) To perform (an action), do (sth.), carry on (an activity); don muche (more, moste), achieve or accomplish much (more, most); (b) to do (sth. to or for sb.); (c) don but, to do nothing but, do…

83. drǒuknen v.

2 quotations in 1 sense
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To be overcome; ppl. droukning, dejected, downcast.

84. dwālen v.

2 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To poison (sb.) with a narcotic; (b) to fall into error.

85. ēgren v.

5 quotations in 2 senses
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To urge, arouse, incite, excite; refl. to be aroused.

86. ēken v.

87 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) To increase (something) in number or amount; (b) to enlarge, extend, or expand (something), to extend (the borders of a country); (c) to lengthen (a period of time, a person's life); (d) to…

87. engrāven v.

3 quotations in 1 sense
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Ppl. engraved carved, engraved.

88. enharden, -ien v.

Additional spellings: enhardien
5 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To embolden; refl., to make bold; (b) to make hard; of the heart: to make obdurate.

89. envoisen v.(1)

5 quotations in 1 sense
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Hunt. Of hounds: (a) to follow a scent; (b) to follow the wrong scent.

90. fāren v.

333 quotations in 17 senses
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(a) To travel, journey; go on one's way (from one place to another); go about, wander; also, come or go (to, from, with, or after a person); ayain faren, come back, return; (b) betake (oneself) on…

91. fasten v.(1)

84 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) To make firm, stable, or stationary; to place or fix (in position), to plant firmly (in the ground); (b) to establish securely; pass. be established; refl. establish oneself (in a place), stay…

92. fecchen v.

72 quotations in 5 senses
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To go after, get, and return with (someone, something) to a person or place; to get and bring back; to fetch; [quot.: c1330] to find and report back (news); -- (a) simply; (b) gon (faren, wenden) and

93. fertheren v.

3 quotations in 1 sense
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To support or assist (sb., sth.); promote, advance, enhance.

94. fēsen v.

17 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) Drive or chase; spur (a horse); incite (to action); (b) put to flight, rout (an enemy); discomfit.

95. fesilen v.

1 quotation in 1 sense
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To break wind silently.

96. fetlen v.

11 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To shape (something); ppl. shaped (well or ill); (b) fix or prepare (a place or seat); put (in place); bestow (on someone); (c) refl. get ready or be about (to stay).

97. fetten v.

140 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) To go to get (something), go and seek (something); fetten fer(re, to get at a distance; gon (and) fetten; (b) to bring (something to someone, to a place); fetten hom, bring home; fetten over

98. fīnden v.

437 quotations in 23 senses
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Of persons or of things viewed as agents: to come upon, encounter, or meet (someone or something) by chance or in the course of events (usually with the notion of perceiving or recognizing the person…

99. firnen v.

1 quotation in 1 sense
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To move away or withdraw;--refl.

100. fitten v.

11 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To marshal or deploy (troops); fitten on frounte, to line up (troops); fitten in, to join (others); (b) to be fitting or proper (for somebody); fitting, proper, befitting, right. [Cp. the…