breest

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English brēost, from Proto-Germanic *breustą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrews- (to swell).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

breest (plural breests)

  1. (anatomy) breast
  2. perpendicular face cut in a moss
  3. step or layer in a manure heap
  4. the desk board of a pew
  5. the front or projecting part of anything
  6. the cobbled slipway forming the front of a harbour

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Verb[edit]

tae breest (third-person singular simple present breests, present participle breestin, simple past breestit, past participle breestit)

  1. to spring up or forward
  2. to mount a horse by gripping the mane and wriggling over

Derived terms[edit]

  • breestit (sprang up with forward motion)