swear on one's mother's grave

Definition of swear on one's mother's grave

  1. —used to stress that one is being absolutely honest I didn't do anything wrong. I swear (on my mother's grave).

Word by Word Definitions

swearplay
  1. :  to utter or take solemnly (an oath)

    :  to assert as true or promise under oath

    :  to assert or promise emphatically or earnestly

  1. :  oath, swear word

motherplay
  1. :  a female parent

    :  a woman in authority

    :  the superior of a religious community of women

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a mother

    :  bearing the relation of a mother

    :  derived from or as if from one's mother

  1. :  to give birth to

    :  to give rise to :  produce

    :  to care for or protect like a mother

  1. :  mother of vinegar

graveplay
  1. :  dig, excavate

    :  to carve or shape with a chisel :  sculpture

    :  to carve or cut (as letters or figures) into a hard surface :  engrave

  1. :  an excavation (see excavation 2) for burial of a body

    :  a burial place

    :  death

  1. :  to clean and pay with pitch

  1. :  authoritative, weighty

    :  meriting serious consideration :  important

    :  likely to produce great harm or danger

  1. :  a grave accent ` used to show that a vowel is pronounced with a fall of pitch (as in ancient Greek), that a vowel has a certain quality (as è in French), that a final e is stressed and close and that a final o is stressed and low (as in Italian), that a syllable has a degree of stress between maximum and minimum (as in phonetic transcription), or that the e of the English ending -ed is to be pronounced (as in “this cursèd day”)


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