Pronunciation Verb

aby (abys, present participle abying; past and past participle abought)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To pay for; to buy. [12th-16th c.]
  2. (transitive, archaic) To pay the penalty for; to atone for, to make amends. [from 12th c.]
  3. (intransitive, obsolete) To pay the penalty; atone. [12th-16th c.]
  4. (transitive, archaic) To pay as penalty, to suffer. [from 12th c.]
  5. (intransitive, obsolete) Endure; remain. [14th-16th c.]
  6. (transitive, obsolete, now, limited to Scotland) Endure; experience; tolerate. [from 16th c.]
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