Definition of dree in English:

dree

verbdrees, dreeing, dreed

[with object]archaicScottish
  • Endure (something burdensome or painful)

    ‘he dreed pain and dolour’
    • ‘He dreed his penance age by age.’
    • ‘The work of strife he dreed.’

Phrases

    dree one's weird
    Scottish archaic
    • Submit to one's destiny.

      ‘And withal she dreed her weird with a lofty courage.’
      ‘"He dreed his weird," said Mrs. McLane indifferently.’

Origin

Old English drēogan, of Germanic origin; related to Old Norse drýgja ‘practise, perpetrate’.

Pronunciation

dree

/driː/