Etymology
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beshrew (v.)

early 14c., "deprave, pervert, corrupt," from be- + shrew (v.) "to curse;" see shrew. The milder meaning "to invoke evil upon" is from late 14c. Related: Beshrewed; beshrewing.

updated on May 21, 2017

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Definitions of beshrew from WordNet

beshrew (v.)
wish harm upon; invoke evil upon;
Synonyms: curse / damn / bedamn / anathemize / anathemise / imprecate / maledict
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