Sur*bate"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surbated; p. pr. & vb. n. Surbating.] [F. solbatu, p. p., bruised (said of a horse's foot); sole a sole (of a horse's foot) + battu, p. p. of battre to beat.]

1. To make sore or bruise, as the feet by travel. [Obs.]

Lest they their fins should bruise, and surbate sore Their tender feet upon the stony ground. --Spenser.

Chalky land surbates and spoils oxen's feet. --Mortimer.

2. To harass; to fatigue. [Obs.] --Clarendon.
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