agrise

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Etymology[edit]

Old English āgrīsan.

Verb[edit]

agrise (third-person singular simple present agrises, present participle agrising, simple past and past participle agrised)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To shudder with horror; to tremble, to be terrified. [10th-16th c.]
    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.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To make tremble, to terrify. [13th-17th c.]

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