doat

[doht]
verb (used without object)
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doat (dəʊt)
 
vb
(intr) a variant (now rare) spelling of dote

dote or doat (dəʊt)
 
vb (foll by on or upon)
1.  to love to an excessive or foolish degree
2.  to be foolish or weak-minded, esp as a result of old age
 
[C13: related to Middle Dutch doten to be silly, Norwegian dudra to shake]
 
doat or doat
 
vb
 
[C13: related to Middle Dutch doten to be silly, Norwegian dudra to shake]
 
'doter or doat
 
n
 
'doater or doat
 
n

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