dree one's weird (third-person singular simple present drees one's weird, present participle dreeing one's weird, simple past and past participle dreed one's weird)
- (Britain dialectal, Scotland, Northern England) To submit to one's fate.
- 1874, James Thomson, The City of Dreadful Night, V:
- he must dree his weird;
- Renounce all blessings for that imprecation,
- Steal forth and haunt that builded desolation,
- 1898, G Firth Scott, The Last Lemurian, Ayer 1978, p. 81:
- Where she waits, there must I go, surrendering all else, forgetting all else, to dree my weird and hers.
- 1925, L. Adams Beck, Glorious Apollo, Dodd, Mead & Co., p. 299:
- Her eyes were dry and bright as she replied: ‘I must dree my weird, as we say in the north.’
tae dree one’s weird
- To surrender to one's fate.
- 1846, He has meikle to answer for to you, Saunders, and I have mair; and to me he has—but I maun dree my weird. — Michael Scott, The Cruise of the Midge (Franklin Library, p. 158)