reest

reest

1 [reest]
verb (used with object) Scot. and North England.
to cure, smoke, or dry (meat or fish).

Origin:
1500–10; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Danish, Norwegian riste to roast

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reest

2 [reest]
verb (used without object) Scot. and North England.
(of a horse) to stop or refuse to go; balk.
Also, reist.


Origin:
1780–90; dialectal variant of rest1

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reest or reast (riːst)
 
vb
dialect (Northern English) (intr) (esp of horses) to be noisily uncooperative
 
[probably from Scottish arreestarrest; perhaps related to restive]
 
reast or reast
 
vb
 
[probably from Scottish arreestarrest; perhaps related to restive]

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