What does beshrew mean?

beshrew meaning in General Dictionary

To curse to execrate

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  • want harm upon; invoke evil upon
  • To curse; to execrate.

beshrew meaning in Etymology Dictionary

very early 14c., "deprave, pervert, corrupt," from be- + shrew (v.) "to curse;" see shrew. Meaning "to invoke evil upon" is from belated 14c.


beshrew meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To curse; to execrate.