surbate

verb
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of surbate

transitive verb

obsolete : to make footsore

intransitive verb

obsolete : to become footsore

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History and Etymology for surbate

Middle English surbaten, from Middle French surbatu, past participle of surbatre to beat up, from sur- + battre to beat, from Latin battuere

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“Surbate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surbate. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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