betrow

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From be- +‎ trow.

Verb[edit]

betrow (third-person singular simple present betrows, present participle betrowing, simple past and past participle betrowed)

  1. (transitive, rare) To trust.
    • 1892, Salisbury (marquesses of), Calendar of the manuscripts of the ... marquis of Salisbury:
      If he may come secretly hither, I think it were good he were heard, and "betrowed," as the Scottishman saith, as he shall give cause.
    • 1992, University of London. Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Institute of Historical Research:
      [...] it is also clear that Burghley had viewed the visit with the expectation that Standen could thereby be 'betrowed', his real loyalty tested out.