dere
Pronunciation Noun

dere (plural deres)

  1. (UK dialectal) Hurt; harm; injury.
    She did him dere.
Pronunciation Verb

dere (deres, present participle dering; past and past participle dered)

  1. (transitive, UK dialectal) To hurt; harm; injure; wound.
    • c.1390, Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Squire's Tale’, Canterbury Tales:
      And of Achilles with his queynte spere, / For he koude with it bothe heele and dere […].
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, [http://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/cme/MaloryWks2/1:15.12?rgn=div2;view=fulltext chapter xij], in Le Morte Darthur, book XIII:
      Thenne herd he a voyse say / Galahad I see there enuyronne aboute the so many angels that my power may not dere the /
  2. (transitive, UK dialectal) To annoy, trouble, grieve.
Pronunciation
  • (AAVE, NYC) IPA: /dɛː(ɹ)/
  • (Ulster English) IPA: /d̪ɛː(ɹ)/
  • (Midlands) IPA: /d̪ɛə(ɹ)/
  • (rural areas of Scotland, rare) IPA: /d̪iəɹ/
Adverb

dere (not comparable)

  1. Pronunciation spelling of there#English|there.
Interjection
  1. Pronunciation spelling of there#English|there.
Noun

dere (uncountable)

  1. Pronunciation spelling of there#English|there.
Pronoun
  1. Pronunciation spelling of there#English|there.



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