Etymology: From Old English abreÄdan, from a- + breÄdan, related to Old High German brettan and to Dutch breien.
- (transitive) (obsolete) Of a sword: to wrench out.
- (intransitive) and (transitive) (obsolete) To awake; to arouse; to stir or start up.
- (intransitive) and (transitive) (obsolete) To shout out.
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