hagride


hagride
\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ transitive verb
Etymology: hag (I) + ride
1. archaic, of a witch or female demon
a. : ride 1a
b. : torment
2. : to afflict with or as if with a nightmare : oppress with dread or anxiety : harass, torment

the great martian panic which showed how hagridden the American public had become — D.W.Brogan

3. : to burden unduly

families hagridden by poverty would find … a better life — Dixon Wecter

hagridden by social prejudice and suspicion — J.E.P.Grigg

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hagrider, n.
/hag"ruyd'/, v.t., hagrode or (Archaic) hagrid; hagridden or (Archaic) hagrid; hagriding.
to afflict with worry, dread, need, or the like; torment.
[1655-65; HAG1 + RIDE]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • hagride — transitive verb (hagrode; hagridden) Date: 1680 harass, torment …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hagride — hagrider, n. /hag ruyd /, v.t., hagrode or (Archaic) hagrid; hagridden or (Archaic) hagrid; hagriding. to afflict with worry, dread, need, or the like; torment. [1655 65; HAG1 + RIDE] * * * …   Universalium

  • hagride — verb To harass or torment by dread or nightmares See Also: hagridden …   Wiktionary

  • hagride — v. distress with worry or dread …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hagride — hag•ride [[t]ˈhægˌraɪd[/t]] v. t. rode, rid•den, rid•ing to afflict with worry, dread, or the like; torment; bedevil • Etymology: 1655–65 hag′rid er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • hagridden — adjective a) tormented, harassed or worried a man hagridden by the future, haunted by visions of an imminent heaven or hell upon earth The , b) overburdened by fear or dread See Also: hagride …   Wiktionary


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