beflea

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From be- +‎ flea.

Verb[edit]

beflea (third-person singular simple present befleas, present participle befleaing, simple past and past participle befleaed)

  1. (transitive) To pester, as fleas do.
    One of those bores / Who beflea'd with bad verses poor Louis Quatorze. ― Lowell, Fable for Critics.