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screeve

intransitive verb \ˈskrēv\

Definition of screeve

dialectal, British

  1. :  to exude moisture :  ooze, leak

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Origin and Etymology of screeve

Middle English scryven, from Middle French escrever (3d singular present, escrive, escrieve), literally, to burst open, from Old French, from es- (from Latin ex-) + crever to burst, from Latin crepare to crack — more at raven


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screeve

noun \"\

Definition of screeve

plural

-s

chiefly British

  1. :  a piece of writing; especially :  a begging letter

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Origin and Etymology of screeve

probably from Italian scrivere to write, from Latin scribere — more at scribe


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screeve

verb \"\

Definition of screeve

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. transitive verb
  2. chiefly British :  to write (as a letter) in order to beg

  3. intransitive verb
  4. chiefly British :  to draw pictures on a sidewalk in order to attract passersby and obtain charity

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Origin and Etymology of screeve

probably from Italian scrivere to write


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