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Definition of "beshrew" [be•shrew]

  • Archaic To invoke evil upon; curse. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "beshrew" in a sentence
  • "I don't beshrew a company for pumping out its product."
  • "Nay, beshrew me if thou passest this door with dry lips."
  • "“The Lord of Gilsland is right,” said the Lady Calista, much agitated at the thoughts of the investigation which was to take place; “and besides, if I had presence of mind enough to forge a plausible story, beshrew me if I think I should have the courage to tell it.”"