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archaic Scottish variant of regret


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transitive verb (1)

: to buy up (necessities of life) at a market or fair with the intention of reselling in or near the same place at a profit compare engross
: to sell or dispose of (commodities bought in regrating) usually at retail


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transitive verb

: to remove the outer surface of (masonry) so as to freshen in appearance

Word History


Transitive verb (1)

Middle English regraten, from Middle French regrater, from regratier regrater

Transitive verb

French regratter, from re- + gratter to scratch, scrape, from Middle French grater

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“Regrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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