beshrew(redirected from beshrewing)
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tr.v. be·shrewed, be·shrew·ing, be·shrews Archaic
To invoke evil upon; curse: "Beshrew thee, cousin, which didst lead me forth / Of that sweet way I was in to despair!" (Shakespeare).
[Middle English bishrewen : bi-, be- + shrew, wicked person; see shrew.]
(tr) archaic to wish evil on; curse (used in mild oaths such as beshrew me)
[C14: see be-, shrew]
to invoke evil upon.
Past participle: beshrewed
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|Verb||1.||beshrew - wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the child"|