verb (der, es)
- (context, obsolete, transitive) To hurt, harm, injure.
Etymology: Old English derian, from West Germanic.
- Late C14: And of Achilles with his queynte spere, / For he koude with it bothe heele and " Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Squire's Tale", Canterbury Tales
- (italbrac, obsolete except Scotland and northern UK, transitive) To annoy, trouble, grieve.
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