besinge

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bisengen, bezengen, from Old English besengan(to singe, burn), equivalent to be- +‎ singe.

Verb[edit]

besinge ‎(third-person singular simple present besinges, present participle besinging, simple past and past participle besinged)

  1. (transitive) To singe about or all over.
    • 1838, Robert Southey, The poetical works:
      All sainct confederations infringed, And for light cause would prince with prince enquarrel; Countries bestreamed with blood, with fire besinged [...]