preed

pree

[pree] Scot. and North England.
noun
1.
a test, trial, or taste; a test by sampling.
verb (used with object), preed, preeing.
2.
to try, test, or taste.
Idioms
3.
pree the mouth of, Scot. to kiss.
Also, prie.


Origin:
1690–1700; shortened form of preive, Middle English preve (noun), preven (v.) < Old French pr(o)eve, preuver; see prove

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