From be- + hell.
behell (third-person singular simple present behells, present participle behelling, simple past and past participle behelled)
- (transitive, intransitive) To torture as with pains of hell; give hell (to).
- Did behell and rack him ― Hewyt.
1936, Frederick Walker Mott, Archives of neurology and psychiatry:
- Thus a mechanic who feels himself electrically influenced speaks of "brain-kilowatt-hours", or a resistive patient talks of "behelling" injections.
2006, Philangi Dasa, Swedenborg the Buddhist:
- I have seen them behell a saint for ignorantly drinking an alcoholic drink. Beshrew the sanctimonious riffraff!