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- (obsolete, intransitive) To shudder with horror; to tremble, to be terrified. [10th-16th c.]
- c. 1390, Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Man of Law's Tale’, Canterbury Tales:
- Þe kinges herte of pitee gan agryse, / Whan he sauȝ so benigne a creature.
- 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.10:
- And powring forth their bloud in brutishe wize, / That any yron eyes to see it would agrize.
- (obsolete, transitive) To make tremble, to terrify. [13th-17th c.]