reest

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verb \ˈrēst\

Definition of reest

chiefly Scottish

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  balk

Origin and Etymology of reest

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


First Known Use: 1786


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