beflay

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English biflean, from Old English beflēan (to peel, skin, flay), equivalent to be- +‎ flay.

Verb[edit]

beflay (third-person singular simple present beflays, present participle beflaying, simple past beflayed, past participle beflayed or beflain)

  1. (transitive, dialectal or obsolete) To flay; strip; peel.