\ ˈtāv \

Definition of tave

dialectal, British
: to thrash or toss wildly : struggle

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History and Etymology for tave

Middle English taven, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian tava to toil fruitlessly

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“Tave.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tave. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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