reest

verb
\ ˈrēst How to pronounce reest (audio) \
reested; reesting; reests

Definition of reest

intransitive verb

chiefly Scotland
: balk

First Known Use of reest

1786, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for reest

probably short for Scots arreest to arrest, from Middle English (Scots) arreisten, from Anglo-French arester — more at arrest

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