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dree

[dree] /dri/
adjective
1.
tedious; dreary.
verb (used with object), dreed, dreeing.
2.
to suffer; endure.
Also, dreegh
[dreekh] /drix/ (Show IPA),
dreigh, driech, driegh.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English drēogan to endure; cognate with Gothic driugan to serve (in arms)
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dree

/driː/
verb drees, dreeing, dreed
1.
(transitive) to endure
2.
dree one's weird, to endure one's fate
adjective
3.
another word for dreich
Word Origin
Old English drēogan; related to Old Norse drӯgja to perpetrate
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Word Origin and History for dree
v.

Old English dreogan "to work, suffer, endure;" see drudge. Cf. Old Norse drygjado "carry out, accomplish," Gothic driugan "serve as a soldier."

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